Pyramid Lake Pelican Point

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

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Pyramid Lake Road Sutcliffe, NV 775-476-1155 Official Website

GPS: 39.9889, -119.6181

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Overview of Pyramid Lake Pelican Point

This is Paiute Tribal Land where respectful visitors are welcomed, but a permit is required. Camping is dispersed along the shores of Lake Pyramid, but please respect 'no trespassing' signs and refer to tribal maps for off-limit areas.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Elevation 3,805 ft / 1,159 m

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Last reported 9/22/2019
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Last reported 9/22/2019
Outdoor Girl
25' Bigfoot Forward bed
Ford F350
49 reviews
“beautiful dessert lake”

Reviewed 9/22/2019

Nightly rate: $13
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: None
Overall Rating
First don’t come in off 395 at the north end of lake. First it was paved then ford to bad dirt road. We did after 6-7 miles reach 446 which is paved. Many spots right on the beach. We checked out some but came to this area. You need a permit which you can do online or many places around Reno and Sparks where they are available. We paid $37/3 nights which included a 10% discount. No water unless you go to the marina and can fill up a few containers otherwise you have to pay to get water and dump $10. There is a coin laundry there. There was trash which had been pulled apart by the gulls all around the one vault toilet. No toilet paper and disgusting unmentionables on the floor. We reported it to the tribal secretary. Don’t miss the museum which we hit on the last Saturday this year it was opened but it is open during the week. They had a PBS movie about 4 different Indian tribes and their sacred places. It is in Nixon as is a bike/hike path along the Truckee River which goes 5-6 miles one way. It consists of a paved paths and old roads. The lake was windy some days but I paddle boarded and kayaked in decent conditions. That’s the advantage of staying behind some of the points some wind protection. Come with all your food stuffs as the marina store was only open 3 days and the Nixon store was limited and expensive. The moonrise over the mountains was spectacular and seeing the pyramid and with binoculars of the mother was neat. Due to vandalism you could not drive out to see them. They closed them in 2011. It was very quiet even on the weekend but it was the end of the season.
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Outdoor Girl would stay here again

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Reviewed 11/23/2018

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating
These are paved RV parking places which are level for the most part. No hookups. Good Verizon signal. Has FS type outhouses. OK to have a fire and fireworks. Access to fishing is less than a hundred yards. Can be very windy so check weather forecast.
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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • fishing
  • water access
  • restrooms: vault
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