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 Stone 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.
2019-2020 FISHING GUIDE AND BOAT CHARTER APPLICATION SUBMISSION
In accordance with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s (PLPT) Regulations Brochure, the Tribe will start accepting Fishing Guide and Boat Charter applications for the 2019-2020 Season on June 1, 2019 through August 2, 2019, applications WILL NOT be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on August 2nd, NO EXCEPTIONS. All applications will be placed on the August 16, 2019 Tribal Council agenda for possible approvals. The updated 2019-2020 Fishing Guide and Boat Charter Application will be available for download May 24, 2019 from this website or by contacting the Tribal Secretary’s office at 775-574-1000 or email email@example.com. If you are a NEW applicant for a Fishing Guide or Boat Charter, a fingerprint background check will need to be completed by your local Sheriff’s Office and submitted with your application, so PLAN EARLY.
PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS SITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2019-2020 FISHING SEASON OR CONTACT THE TRIBAL SECRETARY.
ONLINE PERMIT SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE IN SEPTEMBER 2019
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2018-2019 PLPT FISHING PRESS RELEASE
AND MAP OF OPEN BEACHES
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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
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2019 PRESS RELEASE FOR FIREWORKS
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