Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Realty Department

PO Box 993

101 Big Bend Ranch Road

Wadsworth, NV  89442

Office:  (775)-575-2185

 I-80 RV Park Rates:

Daily                      $40.00

Weekly                 $200.00

Monthly               $500.00


Big Bend RV Park Rates:

 Daily                      $40.00

 Weekly                 $200.00

Monthly               $500.00


  Marina RV Park Rates:

Daily                      $40.00

Weekly                 $200.00

Monthly               $550.00

Ranger Station

Physical Address: 2500 Lakeview Drive, Sutcliffe, Nevada 89510
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 256, Nixon, Nevada 89424
Phone: (775) 476-1155
Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 4:30pm

Welcome to the Ranger Station of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
We were established to protect and preserve all lands within
the boundary of the reservation.

For both tribal members and visitors alike, it is our duty to see that safety guidelines and closed area access are followed in order to preserve tribal lands for future generations.


  • Pyramid Lake Tribal Code and Regulations and fines have been updated.
  • Vehicles must be parked 250 feet away from all launching facilities as per regulation 1.18.4, that ONLY Emergency Vehicles are allowed to park next to the docks and launching area. Failure to comply is a $100 citation fine.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

The total daily TROUT limit is 2 FISH:
One 17″ to 20″ and one 24″ & longer OR two fish 17″ to 20″.
Only 1 fish over 24″ allowed in possession .

No trout less than 17″ or between 20″ and 24″ are allowed in possession (in order to protect more large fish for spawning and to produce more trophy size fish!)

Permit Pricing

Permits may now be securely purchased online.

Use Permits
Daily Boating…………………..$ 26.00
Daily Jet Ski……………………$ 54.00
Day Use*………………………..$ 22.00
Day Use – 3 Day……………….$ 56.00
Boating – 3 Day………………..$ 66.00
Jet Ski – 3 Day…………………$ 136.00

Overnight Camping**………….$ 32.00
3 Day Overnight Camping**….$ 82.00

Fishing Permits
Daily Fishing………………..$ 24.00
3 Day Fishing………………..$62.00
Second Rod – Daily…………$24.00
Second Rod – 3 Day………..$62.00
Youth (12-17) Fishing Permits
Daily………………………..$ 12.00

NOTE: Vendors may charge an additional administrative fee up to $1.00

* Day Use from sunrise to sunset
** Per vehicle, per night; valid until 11am the next day

Filming & Photography Policies and Regulations

No person shall film or engage in photography within the boundaries of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation without first applying for and obtaining a permit from the Tribe. All permits shall be applied for by submitting the proper application to the Tribal Chairman in advance of filming and photographing. On May 7, 2010 the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council approved resolution #PL-31-10 which created an administrative Tribal policy to regulate filming and photography activities on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. The purpose of this policy is to streamline filming and photography activities on the reservation and ensure that Tribe is portrayed appropriately in film and photography projects.


According to Section 1.1 of the policy; “Film” or “Filming” shall mean any and all live or motion picture productions whether made on or by film, electronic tape, or any other electronic device used to produce theatrical motion pictures, television entertainment motion pictures, industrial motion pictures, television commercials, or print media. Filming shall include the erection and dismantling of the equipment associated therewith

According to Section 1.2 of the policy; “ Photography” shall mean black and white or color still photography which is performed under contract for profit or may be sold for profit at a later date.


Film (Fees can be waived by approval of the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council)

a) An application fee in the amount of $100.00 shall be due and payable at the time of submittal of the filming Permit application.

b) Filming for feature films, commercials, scripted television shows, music videos, corporate videos, and other similar filming projects shall be subject to a $1,000 per day filming fee. All such fees shall be paid in advance.

Photography (Fees can be waived by approval of the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council)

a) An application fee in the amount of $50.00 shall be due and payable at the time of submittal of the Photography Permit application.

b) Photography for commercial uses such as a magazine, catalogue, advertisements, for sale photographic artwork, books, modeling and other similar commercial photography projects shall be subject to a $500 per day photography fee. All such fees shall be paid in advance.


The following photography and filming activities are exempt from the policy: 

a) Individuals filming or photographing only for their own personal or family use. 

b) Employees of print or electronic news media when filming on-going news events.

c) Filming or photography activities conducted for use in a criminal investigation or civil or criminal court proceeding

d) Agencies and employees associated with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

e) Filming for student film projects, educational videos, and documentaries about the Tribe.

f) Travel, fishing, outdoor, and other similar filming or photography projects

g) Government agency films

h) Enrolled members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

i) Businesses that are majority owned by an enrolled member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

For more information about the Pyramid Lake Film and Photography Policy or questions concerning the application process please contact the Tribal Secretary at 775-574-1000 ext 1101 or

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