Fort Ross State Historic Park is now open EVERY DAY! The Visitor Center and the Fort Compound are open from 10am to 4:30pm. The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Call House Museum tours and Windmill Demonstrations are on the first weekend of each month from 1pm to 4pm. Reef campground is closed for repairs until further notice. Please call 707/847-3437 for updates.
Open Enrollment for the Fort Ross Environmental Living Program (ELP/ELDP) began on April 1st. ELP provides hands-on learning which allows children to experience the joys of history as active participants, exploring the interaction between people and their environment. To reserve your group's spot on the calendar apply here.
Please consider supporting Fort Ross Conservancy to ensure that we can provide another wonderful year of educational and interpretive opportunities at Fort Ross and Salt Point Parks. We are a small grass roots operation and your donation sincerely makes a difference.
Environmental Living Program
The Environmental Living Program provides an amazing overnight or day experience with hands-on learning, allowing children to experience the joys of history as active participants, exploring the interaction between people and their environment.
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.
The Cemetery Commemoration celebrated the collaboration to improve the historic cemetery. Joining California State Parks were Governor Brown, Russian Ambassador Antonov, Alaska Natives, Kashia Pomo, and Coast Miwok, Russian Orthodox Church officials, Fort Ross Conservancy, and researchers.
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.