For Kids

Cover of the Junior Ranger booklet featuring marker drawings of totem poles
The Junior Ranger activity book is a fun way to learn about the park.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Children of all ages can explore the park as Junior Rangers. Here's how:

Step 1: Pick up a free Junior Ranger activity book at the visitor center or Russian Bishop’s House.

Step 2: Complete the activities recommended for your age.

Step 3: Bring the completed booklet to a ranger at the visitor center or mail it to 103 Monastery Lane, Sitka, AK 99835.

Step 4: Take the Junior Ranger pledge and wear your badge proudly!

Two young boys walking over a tidal flat at low tide
Explore the tidepools, a rich ecosystem with cultural importance.

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Explore Tidelands

Borrow a free beach discovery pack from the visitor center for independent beach and intertidal zone exploration.

The Discovery Pack backpack includes:

  • Buckets
  • Digging tools and nets
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Beach guides
  • Other gear for making a family outing on the beach an educational event.


Walk a Trail

Park trails are mostly flat and paved with crushed gravel.

The Totem Trail leaves from the visitor center and passes through temperate rainforest. It has several cut-offs that make it easy to shorten or lengthen your walk. The trail is lined with totem poles acquired from several parts of the Northwest Coast. Use the park app to learn more about figures on each of the poles.

Last updated: June 28, 2021

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Mailing Address:

103 Monastery St.
Sitka , AK 99835


907 747-0110

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