The Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program conducted in national parks across the country. Visitors can join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers. There are two ways to become a Junior Ranger at Crater Lake.
Junior Ranger Badge
Kids ages 6-12 can earn a Junior Ranger badge by completing at least 7 pages of the park's Junior Ranger activity book [2.9 MB PDF]. The books are available free of charge at either visitor center, year-round. Or you can download and print one from home to get a jump-start.
Junior Ranger Patch
In the summer, kids ages 6-12 can earn a Junior Ranger patch by participating in a fun, ranger-led activity. The activities last about 20 minutes and take place several times each day behind the Rim Village Visitor Center.
Last updated: July 2, 2019