Road Construction I-540
Traveling West on I-40? To avoid construction delays, do not take Exit 7 (I-540 S). Stay on I-40 west and take Exit 1 Dora. Stay on Hwy 64D for 6 miles and follow signs to Fort Smith. After crossing over the river, turn right on 4th ST & right on Garland. More »
Belle Point - The view is looking up the Arkansas River from the sit of the first Fort Smith
Parade Grounds - This camera is currently located inside the Commissary during renovation project. Watch the progress. When the project is complete it will it's position overlooking the parade grounds
The first webcam is located on Belle Point looking in a south-westerly direction up the Arkansas River.
On the right-hand side of the screen the first fort blockhouse foundation can be seen. In addition, the new accessible sidewalk (2011) can be seen.
Our second webcam is located on the second floor of the Commissary building (the oldest standing building in Ft. Smith) and looks out onto the Parade Grounds.
Webcams are updated every few minutes.
Did You Know?
A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.