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Pyramid Lake, Nevada: Tufa Pyramid

A pointy island just off the east shore of Pyramid Lake. Popular with shutterbugs. Built by Mom Nature, not lost Egyptians.

Unnamed Rd, Pyramid Lake, NV
I-80 exits 43 or 46 (Pyramid Lake). Drive north on Hwy 447 for around 25 miles. Nine miles north of the intersection of Hwy 446/Sutcliffe Hwy, turn left (west) onto an unmarked dirt road and drive eight miles to the Lake and island. This is a remote area, so prepare ahead for emergencies.
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Tufa Pyramid

There is a tufa formation site in Pyramid Lake that is in the form of a pyramid. It is one of many tufa formations - the Indian mother with basket, popcorn rock, the Needles, etc. There are other mysteries associated with Pyramid Lake such as bodies showing up in it from people that drown in Lake Tahoe, etc.

Worth the 30 minute drive from Reno! Great museum in Sutcliffe, on the lake -- lots of photos of the land and the history.

[Norah Sliger, 10/28/2000]

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