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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

Absaraka Fishing Bear Cabins

528 Fishing Bear Rd
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2304
Bighorn Angler

Bighorn Angler

577 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2233
Bighorn Angler Lodging

Bighorn Angler Lodging

577 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2233
Bighorn Fly & Tackle Shop

Bighorn Fly & Tackle Shop

61 First Street East
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2253
Bighorn Fly & Tackle Shop

Bighorn Fly & Tackle Shop

61 First St E
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2253

Bighorn River

PO Box 7458
Fort Smith, MT
307.548.5406

Bighorn River Country Lodge

942 Cottonwood Camp Rd
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2331
Bighorn River Lodging

Bighorn River Lodging

1 Main St
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2253
Bighorn Trout Shop

Bighorn Trout Shop

7477 Parkdale Court
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2375
Bighorn Trout Shop Lodging

Bighorn Trout Shop Lodging

7477 Parkdale Ct
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2375

Cottonwood Camp

270 Cottonwood Camp Rd
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2391

Fort Smith Fly Shop Cabins

1.8 Miles North of FT Smith
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2550
Garrison Stoker Resort

Garrison Stoker Resort

30672 US Hwy 313
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2460

Kingfisher Lodge

3138 Warman Loop
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.2326

Leaning Tree Lodge

111 Front Dr
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.9110

Montana Fly Fishers

111 Front Drive
Fort Smith, MT
406.666.9110

Old Hookers Guest House

114 2nd Street East
Fort Smith, MT
406.670.8998
1.800.346.1876