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Home of the Quechan (Kwatsáan) Indians, Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation is located along both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona.

Learn more about the Quechan Tribe
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The reservation borders the states of Arizona, California and Baja California, Mexico. Encompassing 45,000 acres, the reservation is bisected on the south by Interstate 8 (I-8). Consequently, several million cars a year drive through the Fort Yuma Quechan Reservation on their way to and from Phoenix and San Diego.



Largely an agriculture community, the Tribe leases its thousands of acres for agriculture to both Indian and non-Indian farmers.

  • Hot summers and relatively warm winter temperatures
  • One trailer and RV park
  • One convenient store (with a second on the way), one casino and one casino resort, utility company, a fish and game department, Tribal police department, and a Tribal court system.
  • Year round parking lot in Andrade, CA


According to the most recent data from the Tribal Enrollment Office, the Quechan population totals over 4,000 members.

  • California dunes
  • Yuma's historic areas
  • Golf courses
  • Shopping at San Luis Rio Colorado and Los Algodones (port-of-entry communities)
  • Water sports such as fishing, water skiing and swimming at lakes along the Colorado River.
  • Regional festivals and celebrations.

Rich History

  • 1849 - Camp Calhoun, was first established in the area
  • 1855 - Fire destroyed the original buildings and it was renamed Fort Yuma after reconstruction.
  • 1884 - Transferred to the department of the interior and the Quechan Indian Tribe


The museum is housed in a small pink adobe.

Museum displays artifacts and photos of the Tribe. It is an interesting stop to learn more about the culture of the area.

The museum is currently closed until further notice.

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