FORT SMITH

FORT SMITH

Fort C. F. Smith was established on August 12, 1866, to protect immigrants traveling on the Bozeman Trail from attacks by the Sioux Indians. The Bozeman Trail crossed the Bighorn River 400 yards from the fort. Located near the present town of Fort Smith, all that remains of the site are low mounds and interesting stories. The site is on private land and visitors may see it by making prior arrangements at the Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center.The nearby Bighorn Lake extends approximately 60 miles through Wyoming and Montana, 55 miles of which are held within spectacular Bighorn Canyon Recreational Area. The Recreation Area is composed of 70,000+ acres, which straddles the northern Wyoming and southern Montana borders. Within the area is the Devil's Canyon Overlook providing breathtaking views and cliffs that tower 1,000 feet above the lake level. There is a visitor center in Fort Smith. The Afterbay Lake below the Yellowtail Dam is a good spot for trout fishing and wildlife viewing for ducks, geese and other animals. The Bighorn River below the Afterbay Dam and Campground is a world-class trout fishing area. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area boasts breathtaking scenery, countless varieties of wildlife, and abundant recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, ice fishing, camping, and hiking.

Place To Go In FORT SMITH

528 Fishing Bear Road
Fort Smith
406.666.2304
577 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith
406.666.2233
Bighorn Angler
577 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith
406.666.2233
Bighorn Angler Lodging
61 First Street East
Fort Smith
406.666.2253
Bighorn Fly & Tackle Shop
942 Cottonwood Camp Road
Fort Smith
406.666.2331
1 Main Street
Fort Smith
406.666.2253
Bighorn River Lodging
7477 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith
406.666.2375
Bighorn Trout Shop
7477 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith
406.666.2375
Bighorn Trout Shop Lodging
270 Cottonwood Camp Road
Fort Smith
406.666.2391
1.8 Miles North of FT Smith
Fort Smith
406.666.2550
30672 US Highway 313
Fort Smith
406.666.2460
Garrison Stoker Resort
111 Front Drive
Fort Smith
406.666.9110
111 Front Drive
Fort Smith
406.666.9110
114 2nd Street East
Fort Smith
406.670.8998
1.800.346.1876