pyramidThe Tribe would like to invite all fisherman to come out and experience Pyramid Lake on the opening day of trout fishing season, Monday, October 1st. Pyramid Lake is widely regarded as one of finest places to catch a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. It’s not too uncommon to reel in a 15 pounder. The Tribe would like to remind all visitors that day use, camping and other permits are required for all non-tribal members to access the lake. For the fourth year in a row, Tribal permit fees have not increased from last year, and can be purchased online at Proceeds from permits help support programs that protect public safety and the unique eco-system of Pyramid Lake year round.

About Pyramid Lake and its People

Pyramid Lake is located about 35 miles Northeast of Reno, Nevada and is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Pyramid Lake is known as being North America’s most beautiful desert lake. The lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 125 miles. The lake has no outlet and is a residual body remaining from the prehistoric Great Lake Lahontan water body. The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River and is famous as a fishery for the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Cui-ui, which are on the endangered species list. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is comprised of 476,728 acres. The Tribal memberships are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute people who have occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin for thousands of years. Pyramid Lake was designated as one of the first National Scenic Byways in the country and was the first scenic byway entirely on an Indian reservation. For more information about Pyramid Lake or its people please visit the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center in Nixon or log on to

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