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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 ...

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Distance Learning Support (9/14/2020)

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to help our school children, aged 6-17 with distance learning tools. If your child meets the criteria listed in the applications below, please fill them out and send them to or by mail to PO Box 256, Nixon NV 89424.

Apple Ipad Application

Mifi Jetpack Application

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Update 10/29/2020

Press Release-Roads are being reopened

Press Release-Opening Day

Public Notice and Fees

Lake Use

Corona Virus Tribal Operations Information

Click on links to view documents with information pertinent to PLPT Government Operations at this time


Tribal Council COVID-19 Curfew Resolution 4/6/2020

PLPT Youtube updates

Health Clinic Response to Confirmed case of COVID-19 3/31/2020

PLPT COVID-19 Essential Department Services Information

PLPT COVID-19 Public Notice

PLPT COVID-19 Declaration State of Emergency

PLPT COVID-19 Essential Depts

PLPT COVID-19 Admin Leave Info

Agenda Request

Any and all events scheduled on the Reservation need to go through Tribal Council for approval. Please contact the Tribal Secretary at 775-574-1000 for any questions or more information.

Agenda Request Form

New Tribal ID card information

Public Notice

18 and over Tribal ID request form

Membership Address update

Request for Proposals

The Pyramid Lake Emergency Response Department is currently seeking bids for 1 package set of Structural Firefighting PPE, the package must be complaint with NFPA 1971 or 1976 Please see the following links for more information and specifications. (2/12/2020) 

Bid Annoucement

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is seeking public commentto assist in the development of a 477 plan. Please review the following for more information. 477 Public comment




Submission of the 2020-2021 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Fishing Guide and Boat Charter applications are currently being accepted by the Tribal Secretary. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place, acceptance of applications has been extended until September 11, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. Applications received after September 11, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. will NOT be accepted, no exceptions. All applications will be approved by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council on September 18, 2020, at their Special Tribal Council meeting. Fees will be held until approval of applications. With this in mind and to prevent further delay, please ensure that your applications are complete and readable including a copy of your current liability insurance. For new applications, a background is required to be completed with results submitted with the application. Applications are available for download from the website, by contacting the Tribal Secretary at or by calling 775-574-1000.

2020-2021 Fishing Guide & Boating Application

If you are a NEW Applicant for a Fishing Guide or Boat Charter, a background check will need to be completed by your local Sheriff's office and submitted with your application, so think ahead and get it completed now.


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 1/15/2020)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Final Regs updated August 20, 2019
PLPT Fishing, Camping & Boating Regulations - Updated 10/14/19

  • Effective 1/01/2020 the Pyramid Lake Tribe is no longer accepting American Express for Payment.
  • Effective 10/01/2015 the Pyramid Lake Tribe is offering a 10% discount on all permits if you are a Senior (65 and older), military, or a member of recognized tribe.
  • All people meeting the senior category that have purchased a permit in the past will be automatically switched over on 10/01/2015 and will be immediately eligible for the discounted price. Any individual who has never had a Pyramid Lake Tribal permit in the past will be able to register as a senior/military/or tribal member and therefore receive the discounted price.
  • For Military and Tribal members from other tribes that have purchased a license in the past you will need to contact the Pyramid Lake Tribe to have your profile updated to receive future discounts on permit purchases. There will be no credits issued for failure to contact our office prior to having your profile updated.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- The Tribal Council is moving forward with implementing the Tribe's Economic Development Plan and accessing the Pyramid Lake Paiute Economic Development Fund Created by PL-101-618. Please see the implementation process diagram below.

Economic Development Roadmap


This information pertains to all eligible adult tribal members (18 and over) who were included on the final roll as approved by Tribal Council Resolution PL 34-28 on April 6, 2018.

Tribal representatives will begin accepting distribution forms, in-person, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, at the Nixon Gym. 

The Enrollment Office will begin accept Distribution Forms on an ongoing-basis during regular business hours on April 23, 2018. 

The Enrollment Office will also begin accepting Distribution Forms by email or fax on April 23, 2018.  Send your completed documents to: or fax to: 775-201-1941.

Please review all of the news and press releases below. There is a lot of information that will be beneficial to you and your family. As well as covering many questions that you may have regarding the distribution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) 

Urgent Press Release

Economic Stimulus Distribution News

Distribution Form This form is for all eligible adult tribal members, (aged 18 and up) who wish to request the Economic Stimulus Payment.

Distribution Form (Minors) This form is only for use by eligible tribal members who reach the age of 18, and who wish to request the Economic Stimulus Payment from the Minor's Trust Fund.

1st QTR 2021 MEMO (1/29/2021)

Bank Verification Form

Benefit Assistance Impact Although the economic stimulus payments are exempt from Federal income tax requirements, these payments may also affect the eligibility of persons and/or families for certain Federal and State programs. Please Click HERE for a resource guide to find out more about potential impacts to benefits. 

Trusts and Personal Budgets

EVENTS - Check the EVENTS tab for the latest in local events.

Wadsworth Bypass Information- Click Here

PLPT Tribal Transit - Route Schedule (11/8/2019)

Little Warriors Learning Centers ->Forms Available

Nixon Gym Cooling and Heating Grant ->Information

ARCHIVES (Old News): Click here for the old news.

Committee, Boards & Commissions Members:

Committees     Meeting Calendar

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

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

PLTHC: Sumunumu Resource Center

The center is at 460 W. Main Street Ste. 101 (next to the bowling center). Phone: 980-6507.
Evaluation Procedure      Tutoring Schedule   Transportation
Substance Abuse Meetings  Teen Parenting Classes

Pyramid Lake Community Library

Saturday/Sunday Monday-Wednesday Thursday/Friday
12:00 - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, and we are located in the Pyramid Lake Modular #102 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: "Tookwusadu Ki Soomoowapana"

PLPT Food Bank & Pantry

Monthly Distributions
Third Tuesday Nixon Gym 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Food Bank
Fourth Tuesday Wadsworth CC 8:00 - 9:00 am Mobile Pantry
  Nixon Gym 10:00 - 10:45 am Mobile Pantry
If you have any medium or large boxes/bags, please bring with you.
VOLUNTEERS are always needed to help with distribution.
Contact the PLPT Social Services (775) 574-1047.

PLPT Newspaper


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