Fort Ross State Historic Park trails, beaches, parking lots, bookshop, and the visitor center museum are open to the public. The historic compound and buildings inside the compound are now open. Reef Campground is closed for repairs.
Salt Point State Park trails, parking lots, and campgrounds are now open. Please reserve campsites through the Reserve California website.
We aren’t holding Fort Ross Festival in 2021, but we do have some dates to share:
- October 16th, 2021: Harvest Festival
- December 11th, 2021: Fort Ross Conservancy Holiday Party
- May 2022: Reef Campground slated to reopen
- July 30, 2022: Fort Ross Festival (long overdue, so next year’s event will be a big one!)
make a donation today. And a big thank to FORT ROSS VENTURES for their generous $15,000 donation.
Environmental Living Distance Learning
Our ELP opportunities allow students to experience the joys of history, exploring the interaction between people and their environment. Students learn about the many cultures and ways of living at Settlement Ross. An ELP Instructor provides a virtual interactive walk-about of the historic compound to share this rich history, and provides tutorial videos of our many fun hands-on craft projects that students can do at home to bring this historic era to life.
Marine Ecology Distance Learning
Learn how the history of Fort Ross is still, to this day, tied to the marine ecology along the Sonoma County coast. Fort Ross’ history provides a lens through which to examine the ways humans have cared for or exploited the environment around them. Its rich history — starting with the Kashia Pomo, followed by the Russians, Alaska Native and early California period — all instruct us to better understand how human impacts have lasting effects on ecosystems. recordings.
Fort Ross Bookshop in the Visitor Center is open 10a.m. - 4:30p.m. where you can find the perfect gift for friends and family. Note cards designed by talented local artists, stuffed animals, fun socks, and many interesting books.
Fort Ross Conservancy connects people to the history and beauty of Fort Ross and Salt Point. In a normal year, we bring over 4,000 youth to Fort Ross and Salt Point for outdoor educational programs they will never forget. This year we’ve constantly adapted to the new normal with the goal of keeping our parks open, sharing the beauty and importance of our parks, and broadening our educational program reach.
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.