Be A Junior Ranger
The Junior Ranger Program at Big South Fork are available to children of all ages to enjoy. If you are planning on visiting Big South Fork soon, be sure to stop by either of the park visitor centers and pick up your Junior Ranger Booklet. To complete the booklet you will need to visit parts of Big South Fork, do a little drawing and answer some questions. When you are finished, just bring the completed booklet to one of the visitor centers and get your Junior Ranger Badge. If you need the help of your parents to finish the booklet, that’s OK.
The Junior Web Ranger Program is an adaptation of our Junior Ranger Program and was designed for children 4 to 12 years of age to help them learn about the National Park Service, the Big South Fork, and have fun too! You will need to download and print the PDF Jr. Ranger Booklet (862 kb), then explore the Big South Fork website, visit another park's website, do a little drawing and answer some questions. When you are finished, just mail the booklet to the park headquarters and we will mail back your book, a badge, a patch and a certificate. If you need the help of your parents to finish the booklet, that’s OK.
The National Park Service also has web sites designed for children to visit which they are sure to enjoy.
In addition the National Park Service has developed a Junior Ranger Gazette which is available at most park visitor centers or for down load here.
2006 Junior Ranger Gazette pdf (1,737KB)
2007 Junior Ranger Gazette pdf (1,868KB)
2008 Junior Ranger Gazette pdf (1,914KB)
Did You Know?
In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.