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Dyer/Fish Lake Valley, Nevada

Unincorporated Town
Location:    South Central Nevada
Area:    35 Miles
Elevation:    4,899 Feet
FISH LAKE VALLEY is the best kept secret in Esmeralda County.   Located between the White Mountains and the Silver Peak Mountains is the agricultural town of Dyer in the Fish Lake Valley. Boundary Peak, Nevada's highest point at 13,140 feet is to the west of the valley. This area has long been a place for alfalfa farms and cattle and horse ranches. There is BLM 'open range' land in the area where cattle are allowed to roam and feed on the natural grasses.
The area has geothermal springs, mountains, and lots of wildlife. It is a haven for the outdoorsman who loves fishing, camping, and hiking. Dyer is only about an hour from the ancient Bristlecone Pine forest, which has trees over 4,000 years old. The town has a market with a gas station, a hardware store, post office, restaurant, and an RV park with full hookup, and a bar. The Paiute and Shoshone tribes were the first to settle in the Fish Lake Valley, so named for the fossils found in the area. The Fish Lake Valley was settled in 1866 when the Palmetto Mining District was discovered. In the 1870's borax was being extracted from the area. A post office was opened in 1881. The town of Dyer, located in the Fish Lake Valley, was named after Alex P. Dyer, postmaster. The hills and mountains in the area are host to a number of old mining camps, as well as stagecoach and pony express trails.


HISTORY
The Paiute and Shoshone tribes were the first to settle in the Fish Lake Valley, so named for the fossils found in the area. The Fish Lake Valley was settled in 1866 when the Palmetto Mining District was discovered. In the 1870's borax was being extracted from the area. A post office was opened in 1881. The town of Dyer, located in the Fish Lake Valley, was named after Alex P. Dyer, postmaster. The hills and mountains in the area are host to a number of old mining camps, as well as stagecoach and pony express trails.
The Senior Transportation Program
The Senior Transportation Program provides weekly service to Seniors 60 and over and to those under 60 on a space availble basis. Trips are provided to Tonopah Senior Center for hot meals, grocery shopping, banking and medical appointments. Shopping trips and social trips to other areas are scheduled as needed. For further information please call 775-482-7300.


FISH LAKE VALLEY FIRE
Doug Kile - Chief
PO Box 135
Dyer, NV 89010
Phone: 775-572-3028


     FISH LAKE VALLEY AMBULANCE
Vicki Serfoss - Coordinator
PO Box 23
Dyer, NV 89010
Phone/Fax: 775-572-3005
Email: vserfoss@gbis.com         

FISH LAKE LIBRARY
Sheila Stover
HC 72 Box 21414
Dyer, NV 89010
Phone/Fax: 775-572-3311
Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat from 9-4
Email: skstover@clan.lib.nv.us
 
FISH LAKE VALLEY PARK BOARD
PO Box 13
Dyer, NV 89010

FISH LAKE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
Phone: 775-572-3256         

FISH LAKE VALLEY SENIOR VAN
Dave Pearson - Driver
Phone: 775-572-3212