Pyramid Lake on Indian Land Draws Huge Fourth of July Crowd; Fireworks Sales (VIDEO)

Marilyn Monroe Pyramid Lake

Marilyn Monroe swam in Pyramid Lake in the summer of 1960.

Pyramid Lake, a huge deep blue salt water lake some 10 miles out of Reno, Nevada is full of 4th of July campers at this time (you need to purchase a camping permit from the Paiute Tribe first).  Large crowds are expected for Fourth of July festivities in Reno and surrounding areas as well, including the Biggest Little City Chicken Wing Festival on Virgina Street downtown Reno and all the fireworks shows planned in Reno and Sparks, including the extravagant Star Spangled Sparks fireworks show at the Nugget Casino!

And, of course, the cops will be out in full force to catch drunk drivers.  biggest_little_wing_fest_reno_eventSo what better place to escape the police state than to beautiful, warm and blue Pyramid Lake… where cigarette smokers won’t be mad as hornets about the new $1.00 new tax more on cigarettes, making their cost about $6.75 per pack…  The Paiute Indians sell tobacco at discounted prices on their land!

Pyramid Lake is on Paiute Indian land and, although fireworks are illegal in Nevada, they are NOT on Pyramid Lake Indian land.  Fireworks are a big selling item at the store there.  Campers can set them off there without fear of being arrested on a felony charge as in Reno and other non-Indian land cities in Nevada.

In the video embedded below you’ll see people swimming in the lake’s warm water that ancient Indian lore says is a health cure.  [Source:]

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Pyramid Lake covers 125,000 acres, making it one of the largest natural lakes in the state of Nevada. Pyramid Lake is also the biggest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, the colossal inland sea that once covered most of Nevada. Keep Reading…

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