Be A Junior Ranger
Children may earn the Junior Ranger badge by completing part of the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet. You can get one free of charge at the park visitor center. After you complete several activities, bring the booklet back to the park visitor center to get your badge!
Or, if you're not able to visit the park, you can download the booklet, answer the questions from information on the website, and then send it to the park to receive your badge. Make sure you include your name and address so we can send the badge to you. Send it to the park address on the home page.
There is also a Junior Trail Ranger program at the park. You can explore three park trails and do five activities. Read more about it.
Did You Know?
Hot Springs National Park Ranger James Cary was the first National Park Service ranger to be killed in the line of duty. He was shot by bootleggers while patrolling West Mountain on March 12, 1927.