• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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Join us for Junior Ranger Day at Chickasaw NRA

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Date: April 14, 2010
Contact: Eric Leonard, 580 622-7282

Saturday, April 24th has been designated National Junior Ranger Day in conjunction with National Park Week (April 17-24), an annual presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of the country’s nearly 400 national park areas. The Junior Ranger program engages young people in age appropriate activities that allow them to discover the significance of a specific site and introduce them to the national park system and to the mission of the National Park Service.

Park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area will host a series of children’s activities in the Junior Ranger Station, located at the entrance to the Cold Springs Campground from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. No reservations are required. A parent or guardian is asked to attend with each participating junior ranger. Each child receives a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and a certificate at the end of the program when they are sworn in as Junior Rangers.

If you have questions about Junior Ranger Day at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234.

Did You Know?

CCC crew at work

Superintendent William Branch (served 1925-26, 1930-44, 1956-60) was so respected by the community that the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Platt National Park was named "Camp Branch" in his honor.