The Yavapai-Apache Reservation
is located in the Verde Valley, which is located in central Yavapai
County. The 636-acre reservation is made up of five separate
parcels of land. The main parcel (Middle Verde Community) situated
along the Verde River, consists of approximately 458 acres. This
parcel is approximately two miles west of Interstate 17, 95 miles
north of Phoenix, and 55 miles south of Flagstaff.
Valley is a nucleus of recreational attractions. Within the Valley
are three state parks and two national monuments. The Valley is
completely surrounded by the Coconino National Forest and adjacent
is located near Camp Verde. It is one of the
best preserved prehistoric Indian structures in the Southwest.
features of the Middle Verde reservation include intermittent
streams, terraces adjacent to the river, and rich flood plain soil
deposits. The deposits are of great economic importance to the
inhabitants of Verde Valley because they support the majority of
agriculture. Beef and dairy cattle, poultry, and irrigated crops of
hay, grain, and fruit provide most of the income for the area
Water sources for
three of the Nation’s property parcels are supplied by non-tribal
water companies. Residents of the Rimrock community purchase water
from Arizona Water Company, a small, local system. The Verde
Formation aquifer is the source for all of the Valley’s water
contribute greatly to the Valley's economy, and constitute well over
25 percent of the Valley’s population. The size of this particular
population is expected to increase.
Additionally, tourists contribute to the Valley's economy
immensely. Visitors are attracted to the area’s three national
monuments and other scenic sites, such as the red rocks of
Oak Creek Canyon,
and the Ghost Town of
Arizona Department of Commerce, Community
Yavapai-Apache Nation adopted an ordinance legalizing gaming and
establishing regulations for gaming activities.
Cliff Castle Casino,
a 12,000 square-foot facility on May 24, 1995 on 72 acres near
Montezuma Castle National Monument. In 2000, the Yavapai-Apache
Nation opened a new 110,000 square-foot casino to replace the
current casino. Some features:
Gaming options include
live-action, Las Vegas-style games, and over 570 slot and video
offers nightly entertainment.
entertainment is held in
The Stargazer Pavilion
offering distinct dining
experiences from an elegant, intimate atmosphere to a rockin’
fifty’s style diner.
bowling, horseback tours, kids’ karaoke, and an arcade room.
The casino has
sponsored and donated money to over thirty different community and
social programs and projects. Approximately forty-five percent of
its funds support economic development and employment activities
(Cliff Castle Casino Corporate Backgrounder & History, 1998).
Arizona's top rated casino for five years in a row.
The Lodge at
More than eighty
Center at Cliff Castle
meeting rooms, conference suite, and a grand ballroom with attentive
service, and food and beverage catering. (928) 567-6611 or
Nation Native Visions
Offers scenic van
tours, horseback riding, and Native American arts and crafts, and a
gift shop: (928) 567-3035.
Small Business Office
Tribal member assistance loans and courses for starting small
Farm and Ranch - (928)
Sand and Rock - (928)
Construction (928) 567-0433
Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority for
information regarding starting a business on the Yavapai-Apache
2400 W Datsi St
Camp Verde, AZ