Big Lagoon Rancheria

P.O. Drawer 3060
Trinidad, CA 95570
(707) 826-2079
(707) 826-0495 Fax

Chairman: Virgil Moorehead

Tribal Affiliation:  Yurok, Tolowa


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The Big Lagoon Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Yurok and Tolowa indians.  They are located in Humboldt County and their tribal headquarters is in Arcata, California.

The tribe was first recognized by the US Federal Government on July 10, 1918.  The tribe has 24 enrolled members, eight households reside on the reservation.

Their 20 acre reservation is adjacent to Big Lagoon, a beautiful waterway, located 30 miles north of Eureka.