• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Become a Junior Ranger

A cover of the Mississippi River Visitor Center booklet, Junior Ranger certificate and badge.

To become a Junior Ranger of the Mississippi River, visit one or more of the visitor centers listed below. Ask for a Junior Ranger booklet when you arrive and answer the questions in it. To find the answers, you'll have to explore the Mississippi River and learn about some facet of Mississippi life!

-Mississippi River Visitor Center
-Minneapolis Riverfront (Mill City Museum)
-Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (East)

When you've completed the booklet, return it to the visitor center's front desk or mail it to the National Park Service. You will receive a snazzy badge and certificate recognizing you as a Junior Ranger.


 
webranger membership card

But there is still another way to become a Junior Ranger.
If you would like to join the Junior Ranger Program, but cannot travel to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, you can become a Junior WebRanger! Just follow the link below to explore, learn about, and protect the National Parks.

http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/

Not only can you become a Junior WebRanger, but there are other fun games to play that will help you learn about the National Park Service and national park sites. Games range from easy to hard and offer a variety of styles such as matching, scavenger hunts, and storytelling.

Did You Know?

The wide Mississippi River

At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.