National Junior Ranger Day

A ranger and a young visitor dressed up like a ranger at National Junior Ranger Day in Shenandoah.

NPS | John F. Mitchell

Have you ever put your hand in a bear's footprint or tried on a ranger hat? Now you have the chance!

Shenandoah National Park has some special activities planned for National Junior Ranger Day. The program is designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship.

Most programs are available for children of all ages. Special "Junior Ranger Day" patches will be available.

April 21, 2018. See below for the full schedule of planned activities.

Activities meet at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (Mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and Byrd Visitor Center (Mile 51 on Skyline Drive) unless otherwise noted.

How much?
This event is entirely free, including free entry to the park due to National Park Week. Learn about fees and fee free days.

National Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park Week, April 21 - 29, 2018. Special programs are being held at national parks around the country. Check out what other parks are doing for National Park Week.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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