Do you like exploring national parks with a four legged friend? Does your dog love to go for walks in the park? If you answered yes, then stop by a visitor center to learn all about B.A.R.K. Ranger!
What is B.A.R.K. Ranger?
B.A.R.K. Ranger is part of the Healthy People Healthy Parks Initiative from the National Park Service. Since its creation, many parks have started their own B.A.R.K. Ranger programs for our four legged visitors. Like Junior Ranger, the program is all about exploring, learning, and protecting national parks. You and your dog will learn how to be safe and take care of the park while visiting by following B.A.R.K. guidelines.
Becoming a B.A.R.K. Ranger
To become a B.A.R.K. Ranger at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, visit any visitor center and ask to be a B.A.R.K. Ranger. The ranger at the desk will review the B.A.R.K. Ranger rules with you and help you take the B.A.R.K. Ranger pledge. Your dog will receive a signed certificate as an official New River Gorge B.A.R.K. Ranger! If you'd like a tag for your dog's collar to show off their B.A.R.K. Ranger achievement, Eastern National has them available for sale. You can purchase B.A.R.K. Ranger tags in the bookstores of all park visitor centers.
Don't Forget to B.A.R.K. in the Park!
Last updated: August 31, 2023