Last updated Oct. 7, 2012
COWLITZ CASINO RESORT
La Center, Washington
The Cowlitz Tribe was a landless tribe awaiting approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to take 152 acres of land into federal trust. The land is located at La Center's I-5 interchange in Clark County, Washington. Federal approval was finally granted December 23, 2010 making the land a sovereign reservation for the Cowlitz tribal government, housing, and economic opportunities. This includes the tribe's plan to construct a resort casino as described below. Federal support for this project was reconfirmed Oct. 5, 2012.
The casino-resort would be built in phases. The first phase will be the two-story casino on the right of this rendering. The eight-story hotel on the left would following in a later phase.
Up to 134,150 square feet casino floor
3,000 slot machines
135 gaming tables
20 poker tables
Restaurants & Bars
250 guest rooms
Convention and entertainment facilities
Up to 147,500 square feet
RV Park 200 spaces
Parking Structure 7,250 vehicle spaces
The complex is planned for just west of Interstate 5 about 15 miles north of the Columbia River