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Located along the Colorado River, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe once known as “the people by the river” honor their history and heritage at Fort Mojave. The Colorado River has served the tribe well for centuries and visitors will enjoy its bounty of activities as well. The land itself is a symbol of this tribe’s enduring traditions and growth from tumultuous beginnings to a prosperous future.
Originally known as Pipa Aha Macav, or “The People By The River,” hold a close spiritual relationship with their land. They trace their origins to the Spirit Mountain, which is the highest peak in the Newberry Mountains and located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Up until the late 1800s, Fort Mojave served as a military post, and then it became a boarding school that operated until 1930. Today, the fort’s ruins stand as a reminder of the once troubled relationship between the tribe and American settlers.
With the Colorado River at their doorstep and Lake Mead Recreation Area nearby, the area is abound with outdoor activity. Experience the famous Colorado River by boat or cast a line from the shoreline. Lake Mead Recreation Area also offers these activities, plus hiking, and both areas offer gorgeous views for a hook, line, sinker of a good time.
In Mohave Valley, get the best of Vegas game play at Spirit Mountain Casino with Nevada style gaming plus a bar, grill, mini-golf course, driving range, and gift shop.
The Huukan Golf Course in Fort Mohave has a mountain backdrop alongside water hazards and bunkers that not only add some challenge, but also further enhance the course’s lovely views. Designed by Robert L. Baldock and Bob E. Baldock, the course offers a scenic atmosphere with just enough challenges to keep the game interesting.
Spirit Mountain RV Park is conveniently located in Oatman, Arizona, which is just 20 minutes away from Lake Havasu City. Spend a few chips at the Spirit Mountain Casino and see the London Bridge all in the same day!
The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation is located along the Colorado River. The Reservation covers nearly 42,000 acres in the tri-state area of Arizona, California, and Nevada.