This is located in the desert and Pyramid is a desert lake. But, to us, Pyramid Lake is beautiful, with rugged mountains and desert scenery. The park, at least the front row, has a great view of the lake.
For the money you get a large asphalt paved space, water, sewer, 30 amp electric and clean showers and bathrooms. Can't beat the value. But a shower without hot water is an ordeal. Apparently, when the propane tank for the hot water was refilled, the pilot light wasn't relit. And we could not find the friendly clerk or anyone else to get the hot water going.
I really wanted to give this park a higher rating, but no hot water for the showers is a big no-no with me. We camped at Pyramid Lake Marina and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
If you like to fish, this is one of the best places for cutthroat trout. However, it is located on an Indian reservation so you need a special permit from the tribe.
The things going for this place are that it sits right on Pyramid Lake, the woman who runs the check-in is very nice, and the scenery is great if you like that high desert look - the landscape all around is basically scrub. That said, it's basically a parking lot with electrical installations. The view of the lake is lovely, but the beaches are not well kept by the Paiute tribe that manage it - lots of litter and stuff lying around, and the beach shade huts need work. You can swim in the lake (we did), and since there's not anyplace else around to stay unless you want to go into the hellhole that is Reno, this may be your best bet. We camped at Pyramid Lake Marina and RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $28.00
We had always wanted to see Pyramid Lake, NV but all we could find on the Internet was that there was dry camping all along the lake, all you needed was a permit from the Ranger Station. Much to our amazement, when we went to ask about a permit, they told us that Pyramid Lake Marina had full service camping. The campground is really nice... electricity, water, sewer and a very new, very clean bathroom with hot showers. The weekend we were there they were having a fishing derby but there were still some spaces available, lucky for us. Other times of year you might want to call to check on availability. Things to do in the area are mostly boating, fishing for cutthroat trout, bird watching (check out the famous White Pelican) and swimming in the warmer months. The Marina has a small store, but I would suggest stocking up and gassing up in Sparks as you are a captive audience and the prices reflect that. BTW, this is the Paiute Nation and if you plan to dry camp on the beach, fish, hunt or anything, make sure you first get a permit,(Signs all over) as the fines are large. Also make sure you walk the road before hand as there are soft spots in the sand and it appeared folks have gotten stuck in the past. We camped at Pyramid Lake Marina and RV Park in a Motorhome.