Welcome to the Tule River Tribe’s official website. Tule River Tribe is a proud sovereign nation that strives to improve the livelihood of their members, their community and their surrounding communities.
Established in 1873, the Tule River Indian Reservation is estimated to cover almost 85 square miles of rugged foothill lands of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The reservation is located in a remote rural area approximately 20 miles from the nearest town of Porterville. The two nearest cities of size are Fresno, approximately 70 miles north of Porterville and Bakersfield, which is approximately 50 miles south of Porterville.
The Reservation is accessible only by one winding paved road that follows the meandering South Fork of the Tule River. It is isolated in a rugged setting that allows for privacy and for development independent from urban or recreational sprawl.
The Tribe also owns 40 acres in the Porterville Airport Industrial Park and 79.9 acres in the foothill scenic development corridor along Highway 190.