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San Carlos Apache Tribe

The San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation encompasses 1.8 million acres of pristine land spanning across three regions of mountain country, desert and plateau landscapes.

The Apaches are decendants of the Athabascan family, which migrated to the Southwest in the 10th century. Later, as reservations were being established, the bands of Apache, who were placed at San Carlos, became one Tribe recognized as the San Carols Apaches.

Today, the San Carlos Apache Reservation is home to approximately 12,000 Apaches with an abundance of natural resources and rich cultural heritage.

Things to Do

Apache Gold Casino featuring state-of-the-art video and reel slot machines and progressives, Black Jack "21" and bingo.  Open 24 hours a day, every day.   Link to page

Apache Stronghold Golf Course golf facilites include a grass range and large putting green, plus a pro shop and snack area/lounge. Stay and Play packages are available with the Best Western. Link to page

San Carlos Apache Cultural Center provides the Tribe to tell its own history from the perspecive of the San Carlos Apache people and includes the Window on Apache Culture exhibit. Link to page

San Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department with four lakes on the reservation, this is a fisherman's paradise. Their office issues fishing, hunting and camping permits. Phone - (928) 475-2343 

Annual Events 

Annual Pow Wow
Location: Apache Gold Casino
Date: March
Information: (928) 425-7800

All Star Bass Fishing Tournament, Inc.
Location: San Carlos Lake
Date: April
Information: (928) 890-2547

Apache Independence Day
Location: Apache Gold Casino Pavilion
Date: June 18
Information: (928)475-2241 (Marketing)

Apache 'Jii' Celebration
Location: Globe
Date: October
Information: (800) 804-5623

Annual Veteran's Memorial Celebration
Location: San Carlos
Date: November
Information: (928) 475-2361 (Tribal Office)

Annual Christmas Jubilee
Location: Community Hall, San Carlos
Date: December
Information: (928) 475-2824

Where to Stay

Apache Gold Casino Resort/Best Western has 146 rooms, onsite restaurants, gift shop, pool, jacuzzi and fitness center and a 60 space RV park. Link to page

Location and Nearby Communities


The San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation is located 20 miles east of Globe and approximatly 90 miles east of Phoenix.  See American Indian Lands map

Nearby Communities:


Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
PO Box 0
San Carlos
(928) 475-2361

Visitor Information
(928) 475-2361



Contact Information

PO Box 0
San Carlos, AZ 85550

Phone: (928) 475-2361
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