San Carlos Apache Tribe

The San Carlos Apache Tribe is a family friendly community that provides entertainment for everyone, from gambling and golf to fishing and hiking.

From gambling and golf for the adults to fishing and hiking for the kids, the San Carlos Apache Tribe is a family-friendly community 90 miles east of Phoenix that prides itself on providing entertainment for everyone. Come for the temperate weather, the outdoor sports or the history, and stay a little longer for the fun you didn't even see coming.

History & Nature

The Apaches are descendants of the Athabascan family, which migrated to the Southwest in the 10th century. As reservations were being established, the separate bands of Apache placed at San Carlos became one tribe recognized as the San Carlos Apaches.

The San Carlos Apache tribal lands encompass 1.8 million acres of pristine land spanning across three regions of mountain country, desert and plateau landscapes. The rich cultural heritage is as abundant and rich as the tribal land's natural resources.

Things to Do

Open 24 hours a day, every day, the Apache Gold Casino & Resort features state-of-the-art video and reel slot machines and progressives, Black Jack "21" and bingo. Stay and play—a round, that is—at the Apache Stronghold Golf Course, which includes a grass range and large putting green, a pro shop and snack area/lounge.

A fisherman's paradise, the four lakes of the San Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department feature trophy largemouth bass as well as rainbow and brown trout. Pick up a permit for fishing, hunting or camping at their office or through their website.

Where to Stay

Just five miles east of Globe, the AAA Three Diamond Award Apache Gold Resort Hotel offers spacious rooms and in close proximity to entertainment for the whole family. For the kids, outdoor adventure and culture are only a short drive away.

Annual Events

Annual Pow Wow
Location: Apache Gold Casino
Date: March

All-Star Bass Fishing Tournament
Location: San Carlos Lake
Date: April

Apache Independence Day
Location: Apache Gold Casino Pavilion
Date: June

Apache 'Jii' Celebration
Location: Globe
Date: October

Annual Veteran's Memorial Celebration
Location: San Carlos
Date: November

Annual Christmas Jubilee
Location: Community Hall, San Carlos
Date: December

For More Information

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

Visit Tribal Website

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