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?
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.