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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 ...

Contacts:     (775) 574-1000
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chairman Vinton Hawley
ext. 1122
PO Box 256 | 208 Capital Hill Vice-Chairman Alan Mandell
ext. 1101
Nixon, Nevada 89424-0256 Tribal Secretary Gina Wadsworth
ext. 1101
Phone: (775) 574-1000 Executive Officer Della John
Ext. 1125
Fax: (775) 574-1073 Tribal Staff Directory 2015



NIXON, NV, 5/05/15:  As the Memorial Day Weekend approaches the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to remind visitors who are planning to spend the holiday weekend at Pyramid Lake that all laws and regulations will be in effect.  Pyramid Lake is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.  Due to the extended holiday weekend and low water conditions throughout the region, the Tribe is expecting a large crowd this Memorial Day weekend.   Due to low water conditions this year, please launch with extreme caution and watch for submerged obstacles. READ MORE for information on FIREWORKS, CLOSED AREAS, PERMITS COSTS, ETC....

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    
Pyramid Lake Recreational Permits    Permit Vendors (Updated 11/04/2014)


EVENTS - Updated 05/11/2015: Check the EVENTS tab for the latest in local events.

ARCHIVES (OLD NEWS): Click here for the old news.

Committee, Boards & Commissions Members:

No Vacancies Postings as of 05/11/2015.
Listing    Meeting Calendar

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

Facebook page    YouTube Channel:    Numu Yadooa - Android Apps on Google Play

Sumunumu Resource Center Open

The Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic - Sumunumu Program's Resourse Center is now open.
The center is at 460 W. Main Street Ste. 101 (next to the bowling center). Phone: 980-6507.
Evaluation Procedure      Tutoring Schedule

Pyramid Lake Community Library

The Library is now open to the public and will be open on the following days:
Monday Tuesday/Wednesday Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 p
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, and we are located in the Pyramid Lake Modulars next to the Nixon Gym.
We have computers available and Wi-Fi connection. Phone: (775) 574-0301

PL Judicial Forms Available On-Line.

Judicial forms are now available on line. Click Here for forms.

MEDICARE Enrollment - Continues:

New laws and changes. Contact the Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic - Health Benefits Program.
    Medicare Open Enrollment Update

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.

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.

PLPT Newspaper

is now being published online quarterly. Check out the latest issue Click Here
2015-2nd quarter deadline is Friday, June 19th-12:00 pm. - send to

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