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The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's Reservation is located thirty five miles northeast of Reno, Nevada in a remote desert area located in the counties of Washoe, Lyon, and Storey. The area of the reservation contains 475,000 acres or 742.2 square miles. Out of this acreage approximately 112,000 acres cover the surface of a terminal desert lake, Pyramid Lake. Pyramid Lake is one of the most valuable assets of the Tribe and is entirely enclosed within the boundaries of the Reservation. Pyramid Lake is approximately 15 miles long and 11 miles wide. Pyramid Lake measures 350 feet at it's deepest point. Read More ...


Important Notice about website
The website will be down for an extended period. Please use the link below for permit purchases. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pyramid Lake Recreational Permits

Tribal Staff Directory 2014:   Click Here

Committee, Boards & Commissions: Click Here
Committee/Board Vacancy: No current postings.Note: Meeting Dates & Times are subject to change

Current Job Listing - Human Resources

EVENTS (Updated 04/22/2014): Check the EVENTS tab for the latest in local events.)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PLPT Network Services Maintenance:

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) is soliciting quotes from qualified companies to perform maintenance and emergency tasks related to the operation of our network, servers and client workstations. PLPT has just completed a major fiber network installation. The selected company will be responsible for a variety of tasks requiring expertise in a number of areas. Click Here for the RFP details and timeline. Proposals due date: May 20, 2014.


New laws and changes. Contact the Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic - Health Benefits Program. Apply Now!

American Indians and Alaskan Natives who are eligible for services from the Indian Health Services, Tribal Health Programs, or Urban Indian Programs, are exempt from the “Individual Mandate” clause within the Affordable Care Act. This means that you are not required to purchase insurance on the Health Exchange Marketplace, also known as Nevada Health Link, and are also exempt from the fines for not purchasing insurance.Read More. ACA Exemption Instructions ACA Exemption Application

National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16, 2014.

Nevadans encoraged to file Advance Directives at For further information on how to file advance directives in the Lockbox, visit, or contact the Secretary of State's office at (775) 684-5708. Read more...

Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Rights - General Information

General Information of interest regarding the Native American's Sovereignty and Tribal Rights from

New...Wadsworth Community Center Update

The new Wadsworth community center at 551 Eighth Street is almost complete but is available for use. The temporary cost to use is a $75 fee plus $100 cleaning deposit to be paid directly to Tribal Finance prior to event. Due to our budget constraints, for now, the user is to supply all paper products needed for the event. Currently there has been no approved waiver of fees for this facility. The Tribe still has to purchase the entrance door floor mats. The dishwasher is not hooked up but the other appliances are working. Once this work is complete, the use fee cost will be revisited to make sure costs are covered. For now (temporary) to schedule use, please contact Della John, Tribal Administration at 574-1000 x125. The Tribe is still planning to hold a grand opening in the coming weeks, once after the paving and other work is completed.

For all other Tribal building use scheduling, please continue to go through Ms. Lori Black at the front desk.

Any questions, please contact
Della John, Tribal Executive Officer
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
PO Box 256 | Nixon, NV | 89424 (775) 574-1000 ext. 125


Walk-in for a nurse visit today between 8-11:30 am and 1-3:30 pm, call (775) 574-1018 for more information.

PL Judicial New Hours- August 5, 2013

The Pyramid Lake Judicial Department will have New Hours beginning August 5, 2013.

PL Veteran's Exhibit

The Museum & Cultural Center is creating a new permanent Pyramid Lake Veteran's exhibit "Tookwusadu Ki Soomoowapana" in the coming month and would like pictures of the Veterans of Pyramid Lake.

GLS Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Project: "Kwesto'ina Numu"

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PLPT Food Bank & Pantry

Monthly Distributions
Third Tuesday Nixon Gym 2:00 - 6:00 pm Food Bank
Fourth Tuesday Wadsworth CC 8:30 am and 9:15 am Fresh Fruit/Vegetables
  Nixon Gym 10:15 am and 11:00 am Fresh Fruit/Vegetables
If you have any medium or large boxes/bags, please bring with you.
VOLUNTEERS are always needed to help with distribution. It is important we have additional
HELP due to a large amount of frozen meat. Therefore, we need to process people in and out of the gym as quickly as possible. VOLUNTEERS assisting with home deliveries would be greatly appreciated, too, so we can get the frozen meat to the homes of elders and home-bound individuals as quickly as possible. For more information contact the PLPT Social Services (775) 574-1047.

Permits for Lake Recreation and Fishing

are now available through online purchase. The fee schedule, the current Regulations Pamphlet and online secure purchase of permits are available on the Ranger Website

PLPT Newspaper

is now being published online quarterly. Check out the latest issue Click Here
1st quarter deadline is Thursday, April 24th at NOON - send to

Pyramid Lake Community Library

The Library is now open to the public and will be open on the following days:
Tuesday and Wednesday 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, and we are located in the Pyramid Lake Modulars next to the Nixon Gym.

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