Fort Ross Historic State Park, Sonoma County, Northern California

Fort Ross State Historic Park

Fort Ross Chapel - Russian Orthodox Church


Kuskov House at Fort Ross State Park


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.

  Park Fees
Gate fee is $8 per car, or $7 with senior. Custom, private tours (Russian or English) available upon request; call 707/847-3437. Free 30-minute talks available on most weekends and some weekdays.

Quick Links
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Map and directions
Fort Ross Introductory Video
The Old Magasin
San Andreas Fault

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Next Event:
Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 18
Harvest Festival starts out with a morning of gentle apple picking in the historic orchard, where we'll harvest fruit while enjoying the Eastern European harmonies of Kitka's Women's Ensembles and Russia House Kedry. And back by popular demand, we are partnering with the Fort Ross-Seaview Winegrowers Association to provide optional Grand Luncheon and wine tasting on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


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.


This year's Fort Ross Harvest Festival will highlight Fort Ross-Seaview Wineries and a wonderful
four-course Grand Luncheon and Wine Tasting.
Advanced tickets required for the Grand Luncheon via Eventbrite.


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