Pyramid Lake now open for recreation

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

After being closed to non-tribal members since April because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council reopened Pyramid Lake to recreation Monday.

Included in the reopening is a new set of COVID guidelines that users must follow.

The lake was closed to non-tribal members because the Tribal Council had stated a declaration of emergency for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation.

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The closures of State Routes 445 and 446 were also lifted Monday.

Along with the new COVID guidelines, the Tribal Council also approved a new fee schedule for the reopening of the lake. Among the guidelines are:

  • Observe CDC guidelines to mitigate COVID-19 (social distancing, wear face coverings, frequently wash hands, use hand sanitizer)
  • Online permit sales and Ranger Station online sales only
  • Day use available 7 days a week
  • Camping permitting – maximum 3 day camping only
  • 10 people max per campsite, 2 vehicles, 1 recreational vehicle per site
  • 10 permits per beach at 12 beaches with exception of Pelican beach – 20 permits for camping
  • 13 permitted beaches for camping
    • Warrior Point, Windless Bay, Pelican Point, Marina, North Net/Long Beach, Washout, Tamaracks, Indian Head Rock, Blockhouse, Wino Beach, Sandhole, Rawhide and Popcorn Beach
  • No seasonal permitting at this time.

One thought on “Pyramid Lake now open for recreation

  • November 7, 2020 at 8:52 pm
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    Roomers have been circulating saying all fees have doubled !! Is this true??

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