Be A Junior Ranger
The New Junior Ranger Activity Book is Here!
Visitors can obtain the Junior Ranger activity booklet from the Visitor Center between 9-5 daily. To earn a free Junior Ranger Badge, kids have to complete six activites as well as a park map activity. Kids get a free book with a pencil and compass to help them complete the activities. We also have "official" Junior Ranger hats available in our bookstore.
Did You Know?
Tourists visiting De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, Florida, sent the leaves of the sea grape through the mail as postcards until the U.S. Post Office stopped delivering them in the 1970s. The sea grape leaf was used as writing paper by explorers and early settlers. More...