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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950-member Native American tribe which calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. The tribe which once roamed over 12 million acres now owns just 24,000 acres in northeastern Maricopa County 35 miles from Phoenix. The Fort Mc Dowell Yavapai, the “Abaja - the people” are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples, which also include the Hualapai, Havasupai, Kumeyaay, Pai Pai, Cocopah and other Southwestern tribes. The Yavapai have lived and worked in Central Arizona for thousands of years.
The nation owns and operates a number of businesses including the Fort McDowell Casino, Fort McDowell Adventures (a Western-themed outdoor venue), Eagle’s Nest RV Park, WeKoPa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Farms, Yavapai Materials and the Radisson Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona.
The Yavapai people welcome respectful visitors to their beautiful lands!
Things to Do
Fort McDowell Adventures Individuals and groups can experience team building exercises, guided day adventures, horseback riding, Native-American storytellers, and even a BBQ buffet on a spacious 25,000-acre terrain. Link to page
Radisson Fort McDowell Casino Live bingo, slot machines, live keno, and 6 restaurants and lounges are just a few of the things to experience at this Casino. Link to page
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club Featuring two 18-hole golf courses along with a 10,000 square foot desert-themed Clubhouse. Link to page
Orme Recognition Days - Pow wow, Rodeo, parade, 5K run/walk
Location: Fort McDowell Indian Community
Date: November - first week
Information: (480) 837-2358
Where to Stay
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino The only 4-star resort and casino in Scottsdale. Voted 2008 Hotel of the Year for the Radisson Brand. Link to page
Eagle View RV Resort Offering 150 sites with 24-hour security on-site, free shuttles, complimentary continental breakfast, and much more. Link to page
Location and Nearby Communities
Map to Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Contacting the Tribe
P.O. Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85264
Toll Free: (866) 844-6812
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