Welcome to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park!
We know that's a mouthful, so we just call it the C&O Canal for short. We are glad you want to become a Junior Ranger! Rangers want to protect plants, wildlife, and historic features for all to enjoy for years and years to come.
The C&O Canal is a historical treasure filled with many wonderful resources. We hope you will explore this National Historical Park and unlock the treasures that awaiting to be discovered. You can learn about nature, geology, history, and man-made structures by using the Junior Ranger Activity Book as a guide.
How to get a copy
Junior Ranger Activity Books are available in any of our visitor centers. Call to check for availability: Great Falls (301) 767-3714, Williamsport (301) 582-0813, and Cumberland (301) 722-8226.
Junior Geoscientist Virtual ProgramFind out what a volcanologist does, view pictures of stunning natural landscapes, discover what types of rocks are in your region, and more! Take the challenge to become the C&O Canal's Junior Geoscientist and learn more about geoscience and the National Park Service.
Junior Ranger Radio
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Click the image to the left to cut out your very own Virtual Junior Ranger Badge!
Last updated: December 3, 2020