• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Be A Junior Ranger

jr ranger badge and patch

Earn your badge and become a Junior Ranger.

NPS

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.

National Park Service Web Ranger Program

Archeology for Kids

The RangerZONE - Your Place to be a Ranger

Did You Know?

Horseback Riders in Big South Fork

With two equestrain campgrounds, a stable operation and over 180 miles of horseback riding trails, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is truely a riders paradise. More...