Discovery Backpack

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Check out a Discovery Backpack from one of the visitor centers filled with gear to explore the park. Each pack contains an activity booklet with seven activities to choose from, a pair of binoculars, field guides for wildflower, bird, butterfly, and mammal identification, a park map, compass, magnifying glass, pencils, and a journal to record observations.

You can earn a Junior Ranger badge with the Discovery Backpack by:

  • Completing the activities in the Junior Ranger Booklet.

  • Exploring the area around the visitor center.

  • Learning observation skills.

  • Participating in a life jacket activity (required for all Riverway Junior Rangers).

Backpacks are available to check out at both the St. Croix River Visitor Center and the Namekagon River Visitor Center.

Last updated: November 16, 2020

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