If you're between the ages of 5-12, you can become a Junior Ranger! Here's how:
- Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet for $2.50 at any park visitor center or at the Cades Cove or Elkmont campground.
- Complete the activities in the booklet.
- Stop by a visitor center to talk to a ranger and receive your Junior Ranger badge!
You can become a Junior Ranger at any time of year, but during spring, summer, and fall, ranger-led Junior Ranger programs are offered especially for children. Read through the schedule of ranger-led programs to find these special Junior Ranger programs.
Want to get your Junior Ranger booklet before coming to the park? Booklets can be purchased online: