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Pyramid Lake is located on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation located 35 miles from Reno/Sparks. Pyramid Lake covers 125,000 acres, it is one of the largest natural lakes in the State of Nevada. It is also the biggest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, the colossal inland sea that once covered most of Nevada. Pyramid Lake is also surrounded by unusual tufa rock formations, including the Pyramid and Stone Mother (both closed to the public). Pyramid Lake's significant role in the history of the Paiute Indian Tribe also adds to the its mystique and many myths and tales surround it.
Film and Photography permits are required for commercial use on the Reservation. Applications can be downloaded from the website. Approval process can take 1-2 months so plan ahead. Applications are sent to the Tribe's Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT) for research and review and forwarded to Tribal Council for final determination. Submit applications to the Tribal Secretary at PO Box 256, Nixon, NV 89424, email or for further information 775-574-1000.

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208 Capitol Hill
Nixon, Nevada 89424
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