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
While you are welcome to walk the park grounds daily from sunrise to sunset, the Fort Compound and Visitor Center days/hours vary by season: Currently open 10:00am-4:30pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. 
Additionally open most holidays EXCEPT Thanksgiving & Christmas day.

 

Upcoming Events
Check out our Events page for 2015 events:
February 21st: Pysanki Egg Decorating Demonstration
March 1st: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Sonoma County
May 16th: Alaska Native Day
July 25th: Fort Ross Festival
October 17th: Harvest Festival
and many more.....

 

Quick Links
Shop FRC's Bookshop Online!
Give Fort Ross a social media shout!
Park Map and Directions
Fort Ross Introductory Video
The Replica Windmill
The Old Magasin
San Andreas Fault

Volunteer Opportunities
Private Bilingual 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. Please join us for the Marine Mammal Monitoring Training on Sunday, February 15th at 10:30.

 

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:

Youth scholarship

We are happy to announce our FRC Youth Scholarship Fund to ensure all students have access to Fort Ross' wonderful youth programming. The FRC Environmental Living Program Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for State Park's ELP Day Program; FRC's Marine Ecology Fund helps bring high school kids to our park for a remarkable day of outdoor science education. Please consider making a donation to FRC today to ensure all students can experience the joy of outdoor learning.
Looking for the online ELP Day Program Scholarship Application?

Digital Library FRC has launched Fort Ross Digital Library Project -- we've digitized and made available more than 100 manuscripts unique to our park, with more to come!
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