New Casino/RV Park to be KOA-Franchised
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, a federally recognized tribe, will unveil plans today (Dec. 13) for the first phase of a multi-million dollar, multi-phased economic development project to be built entirely on and within its 160-acre reservation in Twentynine Palms, Calif., that will include a casino and RV park.
According to a news release, Phase 1 of the Tribe's development will include the approximately 60,000-square-foot casino, a 100+-space state-of-the art KOA RV campground and miles of dedicated hiking trails. The site is approximately 80 miles east of Los Angeles in California’s High Desert area.
Subsequent developments of this phase may feature a 100+-room national brand resort hotel, 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, retail center, executive championship golf course and residential properties.
The Nuwu Casino Resort has been named after the ancient Chemehuevi Indian word for "The People."
"We are working closely with the city in creating a facility that will have a real warm and friendly local hometown feel," said Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike.
Mike added, "We are at the beginning stages and will work with the community to design and build something that will truly benefit the residents of the region while keeping monies local to boost the local economy."
Phase 1 of the project will include a top-of-the-line RV park offering more than 100 RV, tent and cabins sites, along with a number of other amenities. The park will be managed by the tribe through a franchise agreement with Kampgrounds of America (KOA).