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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: N/A as of 09/30/2014 - Call Tribal Offices for Updates 
Note: Meeting Dates & Times are subject to change

Current Job Listing - Human Resources

EVENTS - Updated 09/30/2014: Check the EVENTS tab for the latest in local events. .


Opening Day/Pelican Point Boat Launch Advisory NIXON, NV, 09/29/14: As we all look forward to the Opening Day of Fishing Season here at Pyramid Lake, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to inform visitors that under a TIGER grant, the Tribe is performing road and parking lot construction improvements at the Pelican Point Boat launch and camping area starting June 26, 2014 to October 24, 2014. During this time, the Tribe is going to maintain boat launch access and parking availability for as long as possible or until the boat launch and parking area is under actual construction. Camping in this area may be limited for the duration of the project. Please be aware that heavy equipment will be in this area during normal work hours of 7am to 3:30pm. A Flagger will be on-site to help with traffic control, and signs will be clearly posted. During this project period, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will strive to keep everyone safe and greatly appreciates the public's understanding of this temporary construction to improve the Pelican Point area. Read more.  Pelican Point Map

Wetland Program Plan for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

The PLPT Environmental Department, along with its partners, has strengthened wetland ecosystems thru regulation, planning, and restoration programs within the reservation, largely through the assistance of US Environmental Protection Agency's Wetland Program Development Grant (WPDG) Program. Past Wetland Program Development Grants awards from the EPA have allowed the PLPT to locate, inventory, and create a National Wetland Inventory (NWI) map, as well as, perform some preliminary wetlands monitoring and assessment. The Program Plan has a range of management activities and should be considered a work in progress to be revisited and revised as needed. The Plan provides a framework and direction over the next 3 years.  
Closing Date For Comments: Wednesday–October 22, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Public Notice   Wetlands Program Plan

Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is generated from a location that is not easily identified, resulting in degradation of a water body. In the Truckee River Basin, NPS pollution can stem from urban storm water runoff, agricultural return flows, failing septic tanks, mining activities, and more. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) mitigates NPS issues through its Water Quality Monitoring Program, which enables the Tribe to identify and mitigate NPS problems as they arise.
Closing Date For Comments: Wednesday–October 22, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Public Notice   NPS Management Plan


Upcoming Public Meetings regarding TROA. Contact the Pyramid Lake Water Resources, Donna Noel (775) 574-0101 ext 27 for any questions. Meeting Schedule

MEDICARE Enrollment - Continues:

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

    Medicare Open Enrollment Update - October 2014

Flu Shots Available - PLTHC.

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 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
2014_3rd quarter deadline is Friday, September 19th 12:00 pm. - 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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