Fort Ross State Historic Park


This fort was Russia's southernmost presence in the Pacific Northwest, established in 1812 as an outpost for sea otter hunters and permanent trading post. The Russians remained here until the sea otters became scarce in 1841. Today, one surviving Russian building has been joined by reconstructed replicas of the stockade, Russian Orthodox chapel, and four other buildings. No dogs are allowed in the compound. The park is 12 miles north of Jenner on Hwy 1 and about a two-hour drive from San Francisco. Camping is available nearby at Fort Ross Reef Campground. No reservations, 21 camping places, picnic areas, fishing, and hiking. Leashed dogs are allowed in campground.


19005 Coast Hwy 1
Jenner, CA 95450


38.51503400, -123.24048600
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(707) 847-3286

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