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 »
Special Use Permit
A Special Use Permit may be required for activities such as:
At least one month's notice and application for Special Use Permits is required.
Fees for monitoring, administrative costs, and restoration may apply.
If you are not familiar with Fort Smith NHS, a pre-visit is encouraged. The location where the event is to take place needs to be determined before the day of the event. There may be special restrictions in the area that could limit access.
Filming permits are issued on an individual basis based on the size of the project (movie, commercial, etc.), how many staff are needed for supervision, and how much time will be involved. Additional fees may be required depending on the situation. Call for details.
Weddings are allowed in the park under the terms and conditions listed on the park's Standard Operating Procedure and Permit.
For additional information, call 479-783-3961.
Guidelines for Wedding Permit (use standard Special Use Permit application)
These forms (click on above links) may be printed out, completed, and mailed to the park.
Did You Know?
The soldiers who came to Fort Smith in 1817 were still using some 18th century technology and drill. The cannon was discharged using a lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the primer, which originally was loose powder or a turkey quill filled with powder.