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About Fort-smith

Fort Smith RV parks and campgrounds are mostly around the outside of the city, in neighboring towns like Alma and Barling. The Arkansas River descends from Oklahoma and crosses the border at Fort Smith, then continues along the river valley between Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and on into Little Rock. This land is chock full of history, adventure, and natural beauty that’s sure to delight new visitors and delight anew those who return regularly to this corner of America.


One of the most popular weekend RV trips if you’re around the Fort Smith area is Lake Fort Smith State Park and nearby Mountainburg in the foothills of the White Rock Mountain Recreation Area. The lake is technically in the Boston Mountains, and is surrounded by densely wooded forests and offers camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and biking. The recently renovated (and relocated!) State Park now has a playground, swimming pool, and even a welcome center that incorporates the area’s history and information about the wildlife.


Closer to town is Fort Chaffee, where the Army National Guard’s installation for Fort Chaffee Maneuver Trainer Center is located. Here, the National Guard practices moving large vehicles and equipment across difficult terrain and obstacles in preparation for real life scenarios. Recently, much of the area had been given to civilian interests, so now there are a number of amenities for everyone.


History buffs should venture out to the Fort Smith National Historic Site, the Fort Smith National Cemetery, and the Fort Smith Museum of History. The kids may get a kick out of the Fort Smith Trolley Museum and Parrot Island Waterpark.

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