• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Be A Junior Ranger

A park ranger holds a small activity book and poses in front of the visitor center
 

Be a Junior Ranger in the Park
Have you seen our brand new Junior Ranger booklets? Produced by Western National Parks Association, these beautifully designed activities are a perfect way for families to explore the park (and earn a junior ranger badge). Stop by one of our Visitor Centers to get your FREE copy.

Junior ranger programs can be found at most national parks all across the country. Collect as many pins, badges, and patches as you can!

 

Be a Junior Ranger on the Web

Want to learn about other parks as well? Then become a Web Ranger by exploring other parks and playing games. See what makes our parks so much fun. You can even build your own ranger station!

Click start to begin your journey an earn the awesome Web Ranger patch. START>>>

Did You Know?

Yellow Star thistle from texasinvasives.org

Invasive plant seeds and fruits can stick to you boots, shoelaces, backpacks and even pets! Check your gear! Make sure you’re not introducing harmful invasive species like the Yellow Star thistle to the Park, or into your back yard. More...