California Cities


Jenner California Beaches and Fort Ross

Jenner, California is a beach community in Sonoma County north of Bodega Bay. Jenner connects to inland river trails from beautiful Duncan's Mills. At the river's last bend before flowing into the ocean, Jenner is known for its ocean and river views. Hotels, camping and dining all showcase nature's splendor. Be sure to see Goat Rock State Park, part of Jenner's spectacular beach assets.

Accommodations in Jenner include Fort Ross Lodge, Salt Point Lodge, Jenner Inn, River's End Inn, and Timber Cove in.

Things to do:

Kayaking in the estuary.

Goat Rock beach features hiking trails.

Fort Ross - The park, one of the first state parks in the California State Park system, was known as Settlement Ross when it was established by the Russian American Company, a commercial hunting and trading venture chartered by the tsarist government. Today it contains building structures, wedding permits overlooking the beach, park space, hiking trails, the beach, and a unique history showcased in the Visitor center.

Through June 30, 2011 Fort Ross State Historic Park including Visitor Center and Fort Compound are closed Monday through Friday, except for holidays.

Fort Ross was a thriving Russian-American Company settlement from 1812 to 1841. This commercial company chartered by Russia's tsarist government controlled all Russian exploration, trade and settlement in the North Pacific, and established permanent settlements in Alaska and California. Fort Ross was the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization of the North American continent, and was established as an agricultural base to supply Alaska. It 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. Fort Ross was a successfully functioning multi-cultural settlement for some thirty years. Settlers included Russians, Native Alaskans and Californians, and Creoles.

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