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Be A Junior Ranger

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Kids ages 6 and up can become a Junior Ranger at the Natchez Trace Parkway by completing the activities in the Junior Ranger Activity book. By completing activities like word searches, walking on a section of the Old Trace, or asking a park ranger about their job, kids will learn more about the Natchez Trace Parkway and move closer to earning their Junior Ranger badges.

 
Junior Chief Ranger Steven Wilbanks receives his certificate from Chief of Interpretation Terry Wildy.

New Junior Chief Ranger Steven Wilbanks receives his certificate from Chief of Interpretation Terry Wildy.

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Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at one of our four visitor centers. Please click here for locations and updated hours.

If you'd rather, you can download a copy of the booklet here to start your activities as soon as you get on the Parkway. Completed booklets can be returned to any of the above locations.

Did You Know?

Double arch bridge at mile post 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.