Kids & Youth

A ranger and child examine a wildflower in the forest
Join a ranger to explore the parkway!

Becoming a Blue Ridge Parkway Junior Ranger is exciting and rewarding! Pick up your Junior Ranger Folder and instructions at any park visitor center. Then travel the Parkway to get site-specific activity sheets along your journey. You can also download activity sheets below.

Complete all of the activities on the Junior Ranger Folder and at least three of the activities on one of the site-specific sheets to become a Junior Ranger. With one sheet and the folder completed, you receive a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. With four sheets completed, you receive a patch and if you finish all ten, you earn our special junior ranger pin!

Site-specific Activity Sheets:

If you finish your Junior Ranger activities after leaving the Parkway, mail your completed work to the park and we will send you the reward you have earned:

........Blue Ridge Parkway Jr. Ranger
........199 Hemphill Knob Road
........Asheville, NC, 28803

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2016! Join in the centennial celebration by discovering the wonder of our country's majestic national parks by downloading and completing the activities in the Centennial Junior Ranger booklet. If you would like to have a copy mailed to you, send your request to the address listed above.

Additional Junior Ranger Programs

Appalachian Trail Junior Ranger Program

Centennial Junior Ranger Program

National Park Service Web Rangers

Teen Activity Guide for the Appalachian Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Check out for more activities related to the Parkway.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 348-3400
This number is the main park headquarters line. A recorded park information line at (828)298-0398 has the most updated information on facilities schedules, bloom and leaf information.

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