Fort Ross Historic State Park, Sonoma County, Northern California
 

Fort Ross State Historic Park


Fort Ross Chapel - Russian Orthodox Church

 

December Potluck

 

Blockhouse and stockade wall at Fort Ross

Park Hours
The park grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. The Fort Compound and Visitor Center days/hours vary by season. September 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015: Open 10:00am-4:30pmFriday-Monday & most holidays (closed Thanksgiving & Christmas). Open December 22, 23, 24 and from December 26 to January 2. Reef Campground is open until October 31, 2014.

 

Upcoming Events
FRC Holiday Party & Community Potluck
December 13th, 12:30 pm
. Please join us for our end-of-year celebration as we bring friends and family together to celebrate the holiday season and make plans for the new year. Mark your calendars for 2015 events:
1st Day Hike: January 1st
Alaska Native Day: May 16th
Fort Ross Festival: July 25th
Harvest Festival: October 17th


 

Quick Links
Comments on Social Media
Map and directions
Fort Ross Introductory Video
Windmill
The Old Magasin
San Andreas Fault

Volunteer Opportunities
Private Tours

Reef   Steller Sea Lion on the beach at Fort Ross State Park  

Reef Campground
Enjoy diving, fishing, hiking, surfing, tide pools, picnicking, whale watching, bird watching, or just relaxing in the sun at this secluded cove just south of historic Fort Ross. The Day-Use Area and campground are open from April 1 to October 30. The Reef Campground has 21 primitive campsites available first-come, first-served. No reservations are required.

 

Marine Mammals at Fort Ross
Learn which marine mammal populations thrive at Fort Ross, and which species are now absent. Consider joining our Marine Mammal Monitoring program to better track the ocean's health.

 

Historic Orchard
The Fort Ross orchard is a living historic resource, with trees planted during both the Russian and Ranch eras. Learn about orchard's past, present and future. Print orchard map for your next visit. Orchard restoration has been generously supported by the Renova Fort Ross Foundation.


Noteworthy:

Digital Library FRC has launched Fort Ross Digital Library Project -- we've digitized and made available more than 100 manuscripts unique to our park.
Tours FRC offers private tours in English and Russian -- see our Tours description for more information.
2015 Events 2015 Calendar - plan your next visit by checking out our scheduled 2015 events!

About Fort Ross

Fort Ross, one of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, is a California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian-era fort compound that has been designated National Historic Landmark status. Located eleven miles north of Jenner on California Highway One, one of the most scenic coastal routes in the world, Fort Ross is surrounded by sandy beaches, panoramic coves, and redwood forests, with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.


The 3,400 acre park offers pristine natural landscapes as well as historic structures and exhibits that bring to life the former Imperial Russian settlement, early California Ranch era, and Kashaya territory. The park is approximately 45 minutes north of Bodega Bay and about 25 miles or an hour’s drive from one of San Francisco's oldest retreats, the Russian River.


Full Circle - Fort Ross Introductory Video

Enjoy footage and music from our fabulous bicentennial celebrations while learning more about  Fort Ross Conservancy's work on the ground.

 

Fort Ross Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) and California State Park cooperating association, connects people to the history and beauty of Fort Ross and Salt Point State Parks. 

© Fort Ross Conservancy (formerly Fort Ross Interpretive Association) , 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3437