Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA

When you visit the Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA, we make your stay memorable.

Welcome to our KOA, a green oasis only 3/4 mile off I-40, with long, level, shaded Pull-Thru RV Sites, Deluxe and Camping Cabins, a tiny house and large, grassy Tent Sites. You'll find 36 channels of cable TV, free Wi-Fi and great satellite reception. Enjoy the pool, jump pad, walking trails, fishing pond, playground, gaga ball pit, box hockey, washer toss, volleyball and Kamp K9. The rec room has a kitchen, treadmill, board games, books, puzzles, and a 50-inch TV/DVD player with movies. Make this KOA your base camp while you discover all the area has to offer, including restaurants, antique stores, Native American history, casinos, farmers' markets, train rides, all while just 25 miles from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Explore the beautiful Ouachita or Boston mountains, Robert S. Kerr Reservoir or Lake Tenkiller, where hiking, biking, boating, scuba diving and fishing are plentiful. Pool: May 20 - October 1. Max pull thru: 85 feet. Your hosts: the Maust family.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 85' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/20 - 10/1)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio™ and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio™
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 8-9, 2020

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 8th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 9th for just $20.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 9 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

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Local Area

Sequoyah's home

Admission is free. Closed Monday and State Holidays. Exhibits here illustrate the history of the Cherokee from 1600 to 1907 and the development of Sequoyah's syllabary. Visitors are taught the use of this Cherokee alphabet and given a computer printout of their names and common greetings in Cherokee.

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

From the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25,1817 to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker's jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896. Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history. 

Explore life on the edge of Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, dangerous outlaws, and the brave lawmen who pursued them.

The visitor center has evolved over time. Beginning in 1846 it was the enlisted men's barracks and dining hall. In 1872, it was converted to a courthouse and jail. A second more modern jail was built in 1888. The last major change occurred between 1996-2000 when the buildings were renovated and exhibits added making the building accessible to all visitors. The visitor center helps tell the story of Fort Smith from 1817 to 1896.

Open daily except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Great museum, cemetery, grounds (bring a picnic lunch), and much more!

301 Parker

Fort Smith, AR 72901

479-783-3961

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Hanging Judge Parkers Courtroom and Galleries

Visitors can be reminded of one of the most chaotic eras in the history of Fort Smith, Arkansas with a visit to the barracks/courthouse, jail and restored gallows of the "Hanging" Judge Isaac C. Parker. Located in downtown Fort Smith, it is just a short drive of 23 miles.

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Cherokee Heritage Center

Cherokee Village provides you the chance to experience Cherokee life in the early 18th century and features 19 wattle and daub structures, 14 interpretive stations, and a detailed historic landscape set on four acres of land adjacent to the Cherokee Heritage Center. Visitors witness daily life as they are guided through the interpretive stations where crafts are demonstrated, stories are told, and Cherokee lifeways are explained.The overall village includes eight residential sites, each with a Cherokee summer house and winter house, a corn crib, a “kitchen garden” and additional landscaping. The public complex consists of the primary council house and summer council pavilion overlooking a large plaza that served as the center of community activity. In addition, two recreation areas featuring a marble field and stickball field showcase the Cherokee games that are still played today.TRAIL OF TEARS EXHIBIT A permanent exhibit explores the forced removal of Cherokee from their indigenous territory to the “Indian Territory," present day Oklahoma. The exhibit is staged in six galleries, each of which, through documentation and artifacts, concentrates on specific aspects of Cherokee history and culture.

  • Pre-Removal: Cherokee life before the Trail of Tears
  • Court Battles: Events and legal issues leading up to forced removal
  • Prisoners With No Crime: Imprisoned in Stockades before the Trail
  • Many Tribes, Many Trails: The USA's forced removal of other indigenous tribes
  • Removal: Geographical route of and events along the Trail of Tears
  • Starting Over: Rebuilding our Nation from scratch: our ability to adapt, thrive and excel

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