Be A Junior Ranger

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

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.

Crater Lake National Park's Junior Ranger Patch

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.

In 2019, activities will be offered daily from June 21 through September 2. Patches are not available the rest of the year.

Last updated: July 2, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

Contact Us