Angel Lake

Nestled high in the Humboldt Range, Angel Lake is a beautiful lake carved by glaciers. This area boasts natural beauty and lots of wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities.

Angel Lake is at the end of a paved 12 mile scenic byway. The Winchell and Smith Lake trailheads are along the way and no fees are required for those trailheads. The parking area next to the lake has a $5 fee. Fishing opportunities are abundant at Angel Lake and it’s well stocked. During certain times of the year it is sometimes possible to view bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and Himalayan snowcock in the East Humboldt range. There are also Clark’s Nutcracker, golden eagle, and a variety of migratory birds during the summer. Yellow-bellied marmots, squirrels and chipmunks are also frequently seen as are mule deer.

Angel Lake
Type of destination
US Forest Service
Fees - parking, camping
Adventure Rating


  • Campsites
  • Drinking Water
  • Pets Ok
  • Picnic Sites
  • Restrooms

Special Notes and Resources

The Angel Lake road is closed from the first heavy snow typically from November to Memorial Day weekend