Fort Ross State Historic Park
9005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, History, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
Fort Ross State Historic Park brings attention to the varied stories that have occurred here through the centuries, including the long formation of the coastal natural history, the centuries past and present of resident Kashia Pomo people, the Russian colonization periods (1812-1842), the Ranch era (1842-1972), and the over one hundred year era of this area as a protected resource as a State Historic Park. The park’s Visitor Center is an excellent place to start a tour of Fort Ross to become acquainted with the rich natural and cultural history of the area. There is no food available at Fort Ross, so you should bring lunches and/or snacks along with you. There are picnic tables near the parking lot, in the orchard near the Call House, and in the fort compound itself. There are stores in Jenner, and north of the park about 2 miles that have food and other supplies. Just south of historic Fort Ross is Reef Campground, generally open from April 1 to October 31 (weather conditions permitting). The Reef Campground has 21 campsites available first-come, first-served. No reservations are accepted. For more information during our off-season, call Fort Ross State Historic Park at (707) 847-3286. At Reef Campground, visitors may enjoy diving, fishing, hiking, surfing, tide pools, picnicking, whale watching, and bird watching.