Fort Ross State Historic Park

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.

Location

19005 Coast Highway 1
Jenner CA, 95450

Contact

Local: 707-847-3437

Email: [email protected]

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  • 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 park contains about 3,400 acres of spectacular wildlands. Fort Ross offers ample parking. The Visitor Center, restrooms, upper picnic areas, and trail to the historic compound are handicap-accessible via new ADA trails. There is also handicap-accessible parking near the fort compound.

    Fort Ross State Historic Park is open every day from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Between November 1st and March 1st the park will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For details on scheduling a private tour, please see Fort Ross Conservancy's Tour information.

    • Nice park, Would of liked to stay longer.

      Fort Ross State Park is a wonderful example of very early life along the coast. Park amenities were in very good condition and easy to use. Much parking available and park was of considerable size...

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    • Serene with a beautiful walk

      Plenty of parking, nice circular walk, very quiet, lots of information, and an additional walk to the cove or to the cemetery.

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    • Russian History in California

      We knew little about the area history in this area prior to our visit. The fort is a really good look back and info of the Russian influence and a Visitor Center provided info about early Native...

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