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Welcome to Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake covers 125,000 acres, making it one of the largest natural lakes in the state of Nevada. Pyramid Lake is also the biggest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, the colossal inland sea that once covered most of Nevada. The scenery is spectacular, and the color of Pyramid Lake changes from shades of blue or gray, depending on the skies above. Pyramid Lake is also surrounded by unusual rock formations, including the Pyramid Lake Home Page Photo 1Stone Mother. Pyramid Lake’s significant role in the history of the Paiute Indian tribe also adds to its mystique and many myths and tales surrounding it.

Visitors can get a sense of the Pyramid Lake’s importance to the tribe with a trip to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center.The multi-purpose museum features several exhibits and displays about the tribe’s culture and history, the natural history of Pyramid Lake and why the Paiute people hold it in such esteem.

Other exhibits are dedicated to the many creatures that make Pyramid Lake their home, including the ancient Cui-ui fish and the world-famous Lahontan cutthroat trout. In addition to excellent fishing at Pyramid Lake, other outdoor activities include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.

Widely acclaimed as North America’s most beautiful desert lake, it’s actually the world class fishery that has brought Pyramid Lake worldwide fame. Pyramid Lake is the only habitat in the world for the Cui-ui fish that has been around for over 2 million years. The Pyramid Lake fishery includes the famous Lohanton Cutthroat Trout that have grown to record sizes and have lured fisherman from around the world over for several decades. Celebrities, foreign royalty, and even a US President have fished the lake in hopes of catching trophy fish at Pyramid Lake.

Area near the Pyramid CLOSED TO PUBLIC
CLICK HERE to download the press release
CLICK HERE to download a map of the Beaches Closed to the Public
CLICK HERE to download a map of Designated Fireworks Areas


Due to the Government Shutdown that has occurred, there will be some temporary changes at the Administration office and various Tribal departments due to the furlough. The Senate just voted to move forward on a bill that would fund the government through February 8th, signaling the end of the government shutdown. They are expected to pass the measure with a simple majority, then it must be cleared by the House, before going to the President. The Environmental Department, Enrollment and Tribal Court will be closed until further notice; the Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic will remain open, as well as the Social Services administration, all stores, PUD, and Law Enforcement. All other Administrative Departments will remain open with partial staff at limited hours. As of today, the Tribe is unsure how long this process will continue. Due to the reduction of services, the Tribe asks for patience and understanding at this time. If there are any questions regarding the Shutdown's effects on the Tribe, please call Della John at 775-574-1000. The Tribe will post more information as it comes with any other further developments.  



CLICK HERE to download the press release with more information about this year's fishing season

CLICK HERE for a map of open beaches for fishing

CLICK HERE for authorized Sport Fishing Guides
and Boat Charters



The Realty Department will be holding a temporary office at Victim Services for the next four to six weeks while renovations and improvements are made to our Big Bend office and community restroom. Please be advised that you cannot reach us at our office phone number during this time. Please reach us at (775) 224-1310 for Cara and at (775) 686-9355 for Jolene. We will be available during our normal office hours (Monday through Friday 8:00a-4:30p), and I’m always available at this number for after-hours emergencies via text or call. Additionally, feel free to call us here at Victim Services at (775) 575-9444 during office hours.

CLICK HERE for update letter

SB399 Approved Pyramid Lake Tribal Member Card Information


CLICK HERE for election timeline
CLICK HERE election information
CLICK HERE for candidacy form

Any and all events by an outside agency on the Pyramid Lake Reservation will need to go through the Tribal Council for approval. Anyone having an event without Council's approval will be cited. For more information, please contact the Tribal Secretary at (775) 574-1000. CLICK HERE for and agenda scheduling request.

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