What is a Junior Ranger?
Junior Rangers help to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands managed by the National Park Service. They learn about nature and history, have fun exploring these areas, and tell their friends, families, and schoolmates about their adventures. Junior Rangers continue to protect the environment at home and at school and some even become park rangers when they grow up!
How Can You Become a Junior Ranger?
Your junior ranger adventure can start right here. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate. Get your free Junior Ranger book at the King Salmon and Brooks Camp visitor centers or download it here and get started!
Follow the steps on the first page to complete your Junior Ranger book. You can turn in your book at either the King Salmon or Brooks Camp visitor center to have it checked by a park ranger who will then swear you in as an official Junior Ranger. If you are unable to visit either of these locations, don’t worry; you can mail your book into the park to be checked by a ranger! If completed properly (have an adult double check your work) a ranger will sign your certificate and mail you a Junior Ranger badge that you can wear with pride. If you’re looking for a bonus adventure, use the video below to become officially sworn in by a Katmai National Park Ranger!
Mail Your Completed Junior Ranger Book to:
Katmai National Park and Preserve
Division of Interpretation
P.O. Box 7
King Salmon AK 99613
Be sure to include your mailing address so that we can send your book and Junior Ranger pin to you!