Pyramid Lake is located 35 miles Northeast of Reno, NV and is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. It is known as being North America’s most beautiful desert lake and home to many year round recreational activities. Pyramid Lake was designated as the first National Scenic Byway entirely on an Indian reservation and has been recently named Nevada’s first Preserve America Tribal community.
The lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 125 miles. The lake has no outlet and is a residual body remaining from the prehistoric Great Lake Lahontan water body that covered most of Northwestern Nevada thousands of years ago. The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River and was named one of the best fisheries in the world by Fly Fishing and Tying Journal in 2010. The lake is world renown for its Lohonton Cutthroat Trout and Cui-ui fish; Pyramid Lake is the only place on earth where the Cui-ui can be found. The lake is also home the Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge, which supports one of the largest breeding colonies of American white pelicans in North America. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is comprised of 476,728 acres in Northern Nevada. The roughly 2,400 Tribal members are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute people who have occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin for thousands of years. For more info, visit PyramidLake.us
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