Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation owns and operates an AAA four diamond award resort, two award-winning golf courses, world-class casino, western adventure, and so much more. The tribe strives to provide the best entertainment and accommodations, welcoming all visitors to their lands.

History & Nature

Located just 35 miles from Phoenix, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. The Yavapai have lived and worked in Central Arizona for thousands of years and are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples along with many other Southwestern tribes.

The tribe’s lands still breathe a sense of the Old West, as cattle drives and horses wade across the Verde River to greener pastures. Greens and yellows from saguaros, prickly pear, and tall grasses fill the Southwestern landscape and create contrast against the blue sky and clear waters of the Verde River. 

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Things to Do

With several exceptional experiences to be had, the only question is: where to begin? 

Fort McDowell Adventures offers individuals and group experiences in team building exercises, guided day adventures of horseback riding, American Indian storytellers, and even a BBQ buffet on a spacious 25,000-acre terrain.

The We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center features live bingo, slot machines, no-limit poker tournaments, free live entertainment at Lucky 7 Saloon, 24-hour table-side food service, and the list goes on.

After trying your luck at the tables, practice your swing at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. The renowned club features two award-winning 18-hole golf courses along with a 10,000 square foot desert-themed clubhouse outfitted with a restaurant, golf shop, and lounge areas.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

The AAA Four Diamond Award We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center is the place to stay, especially for golfers and large groups. The Scottsdale resort offers spacious rooms, scenic views, top-notch service, and is close to many attractions on and off the tribal lands.

Eagle View RV Resort is a home for your home-away-from-home. With loads of on-site amenities, including free wireless Internet, dog park, clubhouse, hookups, and more, this is the perfect spot to park your RV and go explore the Phoenix area.

The Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Arizona has luxury accommodations at an affordable price. The resort combines the comforts of home with the convenience of a full service hotel that’s close to the famous red rocks and healing sands.

Annual Events

Orme Recognition Days – Pow wow, Rodeo, parade, 5K run/walk
Location: Fort McDowell Indian Nation
Date: November
Information: (480) 837-2358

Location And Nearby Communities

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is located along the State Route 87, and is near Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.

Nearby Communities:
Fountain Hills
Phoenix
Scottsdale
Sedona

For More Information

Tribal Government
Fountain Hills, AZ
(480) 789-7000

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