Kids & Youth


Junior Ranger Program

What is the Junior Ranger Program?

The National Park Service Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in national parks across the country. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers. Interested youth complete a series of activities during their visit to Crater Lake National Park, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Crater Lake Junior Ranger badge.

How do you become a Junior Ranger at Crater Lake National Park?

When you arrive, stop by any visitor center in the park to obtain your booklet. After completing the required seven activities in the booklet, bring it to a visitor center and park ranger will check your answers and give you an official Crater Lake National Park Junior Ranger badge.

Ranger presenting a Junior Ranger Program

A ranger presents a Junior Ranger Program at the Rim Village Visitor Center.


Links for Kids

WebRangers Design your own ranger station, explore parks, and collect virtual junior ranger badges!

Have fun while you explore and learn about more of your national parks by visiting the National Park Service Kids page.

Crater Lake's Junior Ranger patch

Junior Ranger Activities

Kids participate in a ranger-led activity to learn about Crater Lake and earn a Junior Ranger patch. Meet behind the Rim Visitor Center. These programs are geared for ages 6 to 12. Programs are offered daily between June 26 and September 7 at 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30pm.

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