Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation is north of and adjacent to the City of Prescott. Today, there are 147 enrolled tribal members of whom approximately 115 live on the

reservation. The 1,395-acre reservation is the same elevation as

Prescott.

 

From prehistoric times, the Yavapai lived as hunters and gatherers

practicing occasional agriculture on over 9 million acres of central

and western Arizona. The three primary groups of Yavapai maintained

good relationships with each other and are now located at

Ft. McDowell, Camp Verde and Prescott. The Yavapai are known for

weaving excellent baskets, which are displayed in many museums.

A Yavapai Indian Culture Center is planned to preserve the culture

of the Yavapai Tribe.

 

In an effort to ensure economic security and jobs for its members,

the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe has developed a portion of its reservation.

The Prescott Resort and Conference Center is a 162-room

resort with gaming. Across from the entrance to the hotel are additional

gaming facilities, a smoke shop, service station, convenience

market and regional shopping center anchored by Wal-Mart and

Target retail stores.

 

The tribe also has an industrial park, with 17 lots for lease. The lots

are serviced by electricity, gas, sewer and water on the site. They

will accommodate buildings ranging in size from 5,000 square feet

to 50,000 square feet.

 

Several hundred acres on the reservation has been closed to development

to maintain its natural beauty. The reservation is a beautiful

site from which to enjoy the attractions of Prescott.

Sharlot Hall Museum and the Smoky Museum in Prescott contain an

array of pioneer and Indian artifacts which provide the flavor of the

Old West and aspects of Southwest Indian culture.

Scenic drives include the Senator Highway and the Prescott

National Forest, which covers more than 1.2 million acres. In the

area are numerous lakes such as Lynx, Willow, Granite Basin,

Watson and Goldwater. Hiking, fishing, bird-watching and hunting

are popular activities.  The tribe hosts an annual Intertribal powwow in June.