Fort Ross Reef Campground

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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Fort Ross Reef Campground

This site is interesting because the underwater structures further out in the cove house a wide variety of marine life. Definitely a two tank dive spot, so bring a picnic lunch with you! Take Highway 116 off 101 to the town Jenner. Head North for about 12 miles (2 miles South of the Historic Park).
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
The entry is not as bad as it looks. Take your time, and hold your buddy's hand while entering and exiting. Wind your way around to the North part of the cove, and park in the turn-around area. If you are camping, you may be able to get the camp site just behind the photographer. You can't miss it!
Diver Dave
Diver Dave
Apr 18, 2011, 12:00 AM
scuba
I used to dive here from 1970 to 2000. It is closed most of the time now. A long walk from the road. Between the poachers and city people leaving there garbage, this place is not as good as it used to be. Few abs and fewer fish. If you like kelp, cold water and rocks this is a great place to dive. No cell phone service to call 911. Good luck.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Asa Pritchard
Asa Pritchard
Aug 22, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
I have been diving here for almost 18 years and I absolutely love it. However the catch is not the same. Over the years this has become a favorite place for poachers to over pick their limits and rock pick on the low tides. But it's still a place that I enjoy very much.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Diver Chick
Diver Chick
Jul 14, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
This is one of the best sites I have ever been to! I was pleased with the campsite and the diving. I would gladely go again. The visibility wasn't the greatest, but hey, I had a good time!!!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Josh Tiumalu
Josh Tiumalu
Aug 25, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
I have dove here for almost 10 years, and over the past few years it gets worse and worse. This used to be a great place to dive, but is now extremely over-picked and over-hunted by poachers. Its sad to see it like this here, and I have recently decided to not dive here anymore because it is just no longer worth it.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Mark in Windsor
Mark in Windsor
May 14, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
From the surface the cove it looks real nice, but jump in the water and it's a whole different story.
Originally posted on shorediving.com