The Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation
is home of the Quechan Indian Tribe. It is located west of the
Colorado River and lies on the borders of Arizona, California, and
Mexico. The Quechan Reservation is approximately 45,000 acres.
Agriculture, tourism, and tourist-related business largely
contribute to the economic base of the Fort Yuma Indian
Reservation. Interstate 8 traverses from west to east through the
Reservation carrying approximately 8 million travelers from
California to Arizona, and vice-versa, each year.
The topography of
the land is largely of Precambrian gneiss, anthrosites, and schists,
which are the oldest rocks in the area. Hot summers and relatively
warm winter temperatures characterize the climate. Mild winter
weather attracts vacationers from November to March.
Census 2000 profile
located in Yuma, Arizona on August 5, 1996. In December 2002, the Tribe
opened a Paradise Casino California right across the Arizona state line
in Fort Yuma, California. The casinos offer slot machines, blackjack,
poker, and bingo. Visitors may dine in the casinosí Seahorse
restaurant, visit the casinosí gift shop, and its two bars, and enjoy
the many top musical acts that perform at Paradise Casino Arizona. For
more information on the casinos, call (888) 777-4946.
Aside from Paradise
Casinos, the Tribe owns and operates four trailer and RV parks, a small
grocery store (Pipa Market), museum, utility company, fish and game
department, and a seasonal parking lot in Andrade, which is located
outside the port of entry into Algodones, Baja California-Mexico.
Additionally, the Tribeís 700-acre farm is leased to non-tribal
The Tribe owns and
operates the Quechan Fort Yuma Museum, where visitors may learn about
Quechan heritage and see the Fort Yuma historical site where the US
Calvary was stationed to protect the East-West trade routes in the
1800s. Visitors may also browse the museumís gift shop.
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366-1899
Phone: (760) 572-5270
Vice President Keeny
Brian Golding, Sr.
Planner Juliana Comet
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