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Be A Junior Ranger

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Swearing in new Junior Rangers at the Junior Ranger Station.

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Explore history, nature and natural spring water! The Chickasaw National Recreation Area Junior Ranger program is designed for kids of all ages. Through activities, games, and puzzles, kids can have fun as they learn about the park. Required activities include attending a ranger-led program, hiking on a park trail, and completing activity pages that encourage direct experience and discovery learning in diverse park environments. Both children and adults benefit by sharing the fun of becoming a Junior Ranger at Chickasaw National Recreation Area or other parks.
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Download our Junior Ranger booklet and come prepared!

How does it work?
While visiting Chickasaw National Recreation Area, pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Booklet at the Travertine Nature Center. Complete the appropriate activities for your age group (listed inside) and return the booklet to any of the three pick-up locations. A park ranger will review your book with you.

When your booklet is completed you will receive:

  • A Junior Ranger badge
  • A Junior Ranger patch
  • An official Junior Ranger certificate

Download our Junior Ranger booklet (3.26MB PDF file)

Did You Know?

President Theodore Roosevelt

Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area] was the fifth National Park established by President Theodore Roosevelt. More...