• historic photo of men with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Be A Junior Ranger

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A Junior Ranger is sworn in by Ranger Jason at the Junior Ranger Activity Center

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Explore. Learn. Protect. That is what being a Junior Ranger is all about. Earning a badge isn't just for kids. Take the Deputy Ranger challenge and earn a Klondike Gold Rush NHP pin.

How to become a Junior Ranger or Deputy Ranger

In Skagway: Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park's Visitor Center pick up a Junior Ranger or Deputy Ranger book and spend the day exploring gold rush history. In the summer visit our Junior Ranger Activity Center and earn your Junior Ranger badge using an iPad and hands-on activites.

At Home: You can download your Junior Ranger or Deputy Ranger book now and get started today! Just select your age group and print out the booklet.

Once you have finished the booklet you can bring it to the Visitor Center, Junior Ranger Activity Center, or mail it to us and we'll send you your reward.

Klondike Gold Rush NHP
Attn: Junior Ranger
PO Box 517
Skagway, AK 99840


Ranger Molly helps kids discover Gold Rush History.

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Making many stops in Alaska? Visit public lands around the state and become an Alaska Adventure Ranger!

More than 80% of Alaska is public lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, as well as other state and local agencies! Many of the sites have Junior Ranger Programs! If you visit 3+ participating sites you can become an Alaska Adventure Ranger. Simply participate in each site's Junior Ranger program and track your adventure with the Alaska Adventure Ranger worksheet. A ranger will initial your worksheet at each stop. At the third park, forest, or wildlife refuge a ranger will award you with a special Alaska Adventure Ranger patch! Happy Travels!

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