New River Gorge National River is a place for people of all ages- those who are young in years and those who are young at heart!
Don't let your parents have all of the fun. Ask your parents to stop by one of the park visitor centers, talk to a park ranger and find out if there are any special activities planned for kids. Tell them you want to become a Junior Ranger!
Kids of all ages can become a WebRanger online. Explore, learn about, and protect our national parks by completing fun web activities: design your own ranger station, explore parks, and collect virtual junior ranger badges. Check out the National Park Service WebRangers page.
Girl Scout Ranger ProgramThe National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the United States of America have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Girls who complete program requirements can earn a girl scout ranger patch. To find out more, visit the National Park Service Girl Scout Ranger Program page.
Scout Ranger ProgramThe Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program invites Boy and Cub Scouts to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites to spark their awareness of the national parks and to provide Scouts with the opportunity to explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. To find out more check the National Park Service Scout Ranger Program page.
Every Kid in a ParkIf you are in the fourth grade (or home-school equivalent and 10 years old), you can receive a voucher for a free 4th Grade Annual Pass to get you and your family into any national park for free! Check the National Park Service Every Kid in a Park page for more information and watch for special events here at New River Gorge.
Last updated: September 21, 2017