Fort Ross State Historic Park

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Fort Ross State Historic Park

Location:12 miles north of Jenner on Highway 1.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, picnic area, hiking trails, visitor center, exhibits (é), restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, guided tours.
Special Features:Fort Ross was in operation from 1812 to 1841 as a trading outpost for the Russian-American Company. It was the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization of the North American continent, established as an agricultural base to supply Alaska. Fort Ross was the site of California's first windmills and shipbuilding, and Russian scientists were among the first to record California's cultural and natural history. Today, one original building and five reconstructed structures exist within the stockade walls.
Address:c/o North Bay District Office
PO Box 123
Duncan Mills, CA 95430

Size: 3,393 acres.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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