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Reef Campground

Reef Campground is a first-come, first-served developed campground.  Visitors may enjoy diving, fishing, hiking, surfing, tide pools, picnicking, whale watching, bird watching, just relaxing in the sun at this campground just south of historic Fort Ross.

The Campground is 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

The Campground is open from April 1 to October 31. 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.

Occupancy: Eight people are allowed per family campsite.

Vehicle Parking: There are two Reef Day-Use parking lots. We have one Day Use parking area open at the Reef Campground located at the end of the campground road near the rocky beach; the other is located out on the bluff road as you proceed west from the campground entrance. Campsites are small. One vehicle is included in the $35.00 per night campsite fee. All additional vehicles are $8.00 per night. Two vehicles will fit in each site area, and some campsites can accommodate three, the maximum vehicle length is 18 feet. Additional vehicles may park in the overflow parking lot located at the end of the campground road. For parking purposes, trailers may be considered vehicles.

Check-In/Out with the camp host or self-register at the kiosk by noon.

Quiet Hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite regardless of the time of day. Generators may be used only from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fires must be confined to the metal fire rings provided by the park. Please do not gather wood. Firewood may be available for purchase at the camp host site.

Hiking Trails: Several interesting hiking trails are available. Your camp fee and/or day-use fee allow entry to Fort Ross State Historic Park, reachable by the trail at the end of the campground road.

Bicycles are not allowed on the trails, but may be ridden on camp roads. Bicycle, skateboard and scooter riders must wear helmets.

Plants: Learn to recognize and beware of poison oak and stinging nettles. These plants, which are irritating to the skin, may be found in the campsites and on the road edges.

Speed Limit is 15 mph. Remember, children and adults frequently cross the roadways and lower speeds may be appropriate. Please drive with due regard for others.

Animals: Raccoons, ravens and squirrels are native to this area and commonly visit the campgrounds. We suggest you keep food and coolers in the trunk of your car, or otherwise secured in a sealed and locked container. Please DO NOT FEED the animals.
Abalone: The take of abalone from the Reef campground area is prohibited. For more information see current fishing regulations.
Dogs must be leashed and controlled at all times. They must be inside a tent or vehicle at night. Dogs are permitted on most roads, and in designated picnic areas, parking lots and campgrounds. Do not leave your dog unattended at the campsite.

Hookups: There are no RV hookups at the campsites; do not attempt to connect hoses to park faucets. Please do your part in helping us to conserve water. There is no dump station located in the park.

Respect Park Property: Please respect the tables, posts, and trees and do not cut, carve or drive nails into them.