Junior Ranger Angler

four children in life jackets holding up a fish
Learn to fish the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers.


Children can earn a badge based on the national program, "Let's Go Fishing." The Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing program is engaging and educational by introducing kids to safe fishing practices and, potentially, a new recreational activity. Park rangers and volunteers offer fishing programs throughout the summer.

Earn a Junior Angler badge by completing all of the following:

  • Complete activities in the Let's Go Fishing Booklet.
  • Learn about many aspects of fishing, fish, and the underwater river habitats they live in.
  • Practice how to cast a line and make proper fishing knots.

  • Learn how to wear a life jacket.

Cover of Lets Go Fishing booklet
Get on your way to earning the title of Junior Ranger Angler.

NPS/Caitlin Campbell

Can't Attend a Junior Ranger Program?

Children can earn a badge and certificate by picking up a booklet at a visitor center or downloading the Let's Go Fishing Booklet.

After completing the activities in the booklet including properly demonstrating wearing a life jacket, you will have completed the requirements to become a St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Junior Angler! Please mail your completed booklet to the St. Croix River Visitor Center and we will send you your badge and your completed booklet.

Mail your completed booklet to:

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Attn: Junior Ranger Program
401 North Hamilton Street
St Croix Falls, WI 54024

You can also scan your completed booklet and send it to SACN_Info@nps.gov to receive your badge. Please include your full name and mailing address in your reply.

Last updated: January 21, 2022

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Mailing Address:

401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


715 483-2274

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