Visitors of Pyramid Lake can learn more about its fascinating history and its native inhabitants, the Paiute Indian tribe, at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center.

Exhibits at the multi-purpose museum describe the tribe’s history and culture and offer insight into why the Paiute people hold the lake and its surrounding landscape so sacred. Other displays at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center focus on Pyramid Lake’s natural history and the many creatures that make the lake their home. These include the ancient Cui-ui fish and the world-famous Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, which draws anglers the world over. The lake also features a breeding ground for one of the largest colonies of American White Pelicans, which is certified as a National Wildlife Refuge.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center provides visitors with information about Pyramid Lake recreation policies, and visitors can purchase camping, boating and fishing permits and daily use permits at the center. Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center has displays on tribal history and culture and information on issues and events important to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. All visitors are welcome to Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center!

The Pyramid Lake War of 1860

The Pyramid Lake War of 1860 was the single greatest confrontation between American Indians and whites in Nevada’s history. 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the Pyramid Lake War, for more information please CLICK HERE.

The Great Stone Mother

The Great Stone Mother is a remarkable tufa rock formation that resembles a hooded Indian woman seated with an open basket lying next to her. To read the story of the Stone Mother, please visit CLICK HERE or listen to the YouTube video.

Truckee River Watershed Information

How changes to the Truckee River watershed have impacted Pyramid Lake and its Paiute people
CLICK HERE

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum
and Visitors Center Hours:

 

  • Winter hours:
    Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer hours:
    Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum
and Visitors Center contact information:

 

  • Billie Jean Guerrero
    Museum Director
    bjguerrero@plpt.nsn.us
  • Jackie Cawelti
    Museum Attendant
    jcawelti@plpt.nsn.us

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center Location and Mailing Address:
709 State Street  ~  P. O. Box 256  ~  Nixon, NV 89424
Phone: (775) 574-1088  ~  Fax: (775) 574-1090

error: Content is protected !!