Barona Indian Reservation

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The Barona Reservation is a federal Indian reservation located in San Diego County, California, near Lakeside and the Cleveland National Forest.

Land Area:

5,181 acres (20.97 km2

Tribal Affiliation:

Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay

Population:

In 1973, 125 of the 156 enrolled members lived on the reservation. Total population in 2000 is approximately 490. Unknown how many members reside on the reservation today.

Reservation Communities:

The Barona Band is headquartered in Lakeside, California. The nearest community is San Diego Country Estates, which adjoins the reservation’s northeast side.

Reservation History:

Founded in 1932.

In Recent News:

Economy Today:

The tribe owns and operates the Barona Resort and Casino, AmBience Day Spa, Barona Creek Golf Club, Barona Oaks Steakhouse, Sage Café, Ranch House Buffet, HoWan Noodle Shop, and several other restaurants all in Lakeside.

Topography and Climate:

Remotely located in a long fertile valley approximately 1,200 feet above sea level and surrounded by mountains, much of the highland valley has good farmland, and the reservation has several ranches.

Famous Diegueno / Kumeyaay