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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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Be A Junior Ranger

Become a Great Basin National Park Jr. Ranger!

Become a Great Basin National Park Jr. Ranger!

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Do you want to become a Jr. Ranger? There are a few things you need to do to become a Jr. Ranger in Great Basin National Park:

1. Attend one of these four programs:

  • Lehman Caves Tour
  • Campground Evening Program
  • Night Sky Program
  • A Ranger Talk

Have the ranger sign your booklet. Check a visitor center for program times and locations.

2. Complete the appropriate number of activities/pages in the Jr. Ranger booklet for your age:

  • 5 and under - three activities
  • 6 to 9 - five activities
  • 10 to 12 - seven activities

After completing these activities, you will review the booklet with a park ranger and be sworn in with the Jr. Ranger Pledge. Then, you will receive an official certificate and Jr. Ranger badge. Jr. Ranger books are available at any park visitor center.

This program provides an opportunity to learn about, and interact with, the park at your own pace. Have fun becoming a Jr. Ranger while you explore your National Park!

Download Great Basin National Park's Jr. Ranger book here!
>GRBA Jr. Ranger Book (12.7 MB PDF)


Check out The Junior Ranger Gazette, a newsletter published by the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the Unilever Corporation.

Did You Know?

Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

The Bonneville cutthroat trout is the only trout native to Great Basin National Park and East Central Nevada. Ancestors of the current Bonneville cutthroat trout were abundant in ancient Lake Bonneville 16,000 to 18,000 years ago, the remnant of what is now the Great Salt Lake in Utah.