Junior Ranger

Youth work together on completing Wilderness Ranger booklet
Earn your Junior Ranger Badge today!

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Planning a trip for kids of all ages to Isle Royale National Park can be intimidating. What is there to do? What information do families need to know?

Isle Royale is a great place to bring your family for the day or overnight. Hike, camp, fish, boat, join a ranger program, take a boat tour, visit old lighthouses and science research stations, or paddle the quiet waters of Tobin Harbor or Washington Harbor.

Below are specific kid-centered activities.

Front page of Isle Royale's Junior Ranger Book showing two kids sitting on a shoreline overlooking a loon, moose, and a lighthouse.
Earn your Junion Ranger Badge on or off the island.

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Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program is for kids ages 6-12 (or those at heart). Complete the Junior Ranger booklet and attend a ranger program. After sharing what you have learned with a ranger, you will receive a Junior Ranger badge! For day and overnight visitors, as well as those who cannot make it out to the island.

Wilderness Ranger Program

The Wilderness Ranger program is for youth ages 12-17 (or those at heart). Complete the Wilderness Ranger booklet during an overnight backcountry stay. Upon completion, youth will receive a Wilderness Ranger badge.


Last updated: March 26, 2024

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