Park Hours through April 1st, 2018: Fort Ross State Historic Park is open Friday through Monday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Call House Museum tours are on the first weekend of each month from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Reef campground is closed until April 1st, 2018.
Saturday, January 20th: Kolyadki
Winter Village Celebration with Kedry families. Villagers start Winter Celebration with “visitations” to different buildings inside the fort singing “Carole” songs. Some of the songs are very old and some are funny; most of them have words of gratitude and blessings. The “hosts” give the visitors treats. Traditionally it ends with the feast and then more community singing and dancing if weather permits. This is a free event but state parks day use fees apply.
We are asking you to give to Fort Ross Conservancy today so that these valuable programs and projects can flourish for another year. Please show your support by joining or renewing your membership, and please consider making an end-of-year donation to Fort Ross Conservancy. Members receive our monthly e-news, once-a-year hardcopy newsletter, and a 10% discount at our bookshop. All donations are tax deductible.
Environmental Living Program
Open Enrollment for the Fort Ross Environmental Living Program (ELP/ELDP) start April 1st. Applications submitted before April 1st for the following school year will not be considered. All applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis according to space availability.
Fill out our online ELP/ELDP Reservation Form here.
Marine Activities at Fort Ross
Fort Ross offers over six miles of pristine, diverse coastline. Learn about our programs and activities:
Marine Ecology Program
Beach Watch Survey
Doghole Ports Project
Marine Mammal Monitoring
Rocky Intertidal Species of Fort Ross,
add your pictures and species finds to
our iNaturalist project.
Book your stay at beautiful Timber Cove Resort just 2 miles north of Fort Ross using the Promotion Code FORTROSS - - you'll receive a 10% discount on your room rate *and* 10% will be donated to Fort Ross Conservancy. Thanks for supporting us!
Looking to work at a beautiful Sonoma coastal park? State Parks has a great seasonal job opportunity!
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.
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.