TRAFFIC ADVISORY: On July 6 Caltrans will begin construction and activate traffic signals for one-way traffic control on State Route 1 north of Jenner, about 2 miles south of Fort Ross. One-way traffic control will be in effect for approximately three months while construction crews replace a culvert. Motorists should expect brief delays while driving through the construction zone and allow additional time to reach their destinations.
Park Hours The Fort Compound and Visitor Center days/hours vary by season. We are currently open EVERY DAY from 10:00am-4:30pm, through November 2nd. (After Nov. 2nd we will be open Friday through Monday, closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.) Additionally open most holidays EXCEPT Thanksgiving & Christmas day. Please see Park Information page for more details.
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. Reef Campground has 21
campsites w/ flush toilets available
first-come, first-served. No
reservations are required.
At our October 17th Harvest Festival we celebrate all that the autumnal season has to offer. Harvest fruit in the historic orchard and enjoy costumed vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, and our optional Fort Ross-Seaview wine tasting and Grand Luncheon! Grand Luncheon tickets available online via Eventbrite on August 3rd.
Sponsorship by Chevron, Transneft, and Sovcomflot.
American Ranch Era Video
FRC has released a 22-minute film documenting the Call House museum. Author and FRC Volunteer Extraordinaire Lynn Rudy takes us for a joyful walk through the Call House Museum while describing early-California life on the farm during the American Ranch period.
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.
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.