Angora Lakes Resort

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Angora Lakes resort, located on the south end of Lake Tahoe, is a popular destination during the summer months. The hike up to the lake is a bit steep, but the trail is wide and lined with huge trees and rugged rocky hillsides. As you near the top of the trail you will see Lower Angora Lake where rustic cabins dot the shoreline. At the top of the trail is Upper Angora Lake, a stunning high elevation alpine lake with a sandy beach on one side and steep cliffs with huge rock outcroppings as a backdrop. Small boats and kayaks are available for rental and the store offers tasty homemade lemonade and souvenirs. Angora Lakes Resort is a must see and definitely worth the hike! Campfires and portable charcoal grills are not allowed. Gas grills are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No campfires or charcoal. Gas appliances permitted.
Fees Parking Fee
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash at all times.  The open season is weather dependent.  Please note:  Only cabins are available for rental, there is no camping allowed in the Angora Lakes watershed nor is any snowmobiling allowed around the lakes.  
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California.
Operated By: Angora Resort is privately operated on Forest Service land. Mailing address: Angora Lakes Resort, P.O. Box 8897, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158, (530) 541-2092.

General Information

Directions: Take Highway 89 north approximately 3 miles from South Lake Tahoe to Fallen Leaf Lake Road and turn left. Turn left at the first paved road. Continue to Forest Service Road 12N14 and turn right. Watch for bicyclists along this road. Continue past Angora Lookout to the road's end at the parking lot.

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