Be A Junior Ranger

ranger talking with children
Junior Rangers learn about the park with a ranger.



Due to current social distancing protocols, we recommend mailing completed Wind Cave junior ranger activity books to the park's address listed at the bottom of the page. Activity books will be mailed back to you with junior ranger badges.

The Junior Ranger Program is an exciting opportunity for children and their families to learn about the park. Understand the park's ecosystems, the cave, animals, and how to protect all parts of our environment.

In-Park Junior Ranger Activity Book
Pick up a booklet at the visitor center, or get a jump start now with this printable version. There are activities for children up to age 12.

Become a Junior Ranger from Home
Not visiting the park? No problem! This online version has activities that can be completed anywhere, including right from where you live. Just print, complete, and mail it in. A ranger will review your work and return it to you with a badge.

Last updated: June 22, 2020

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Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


(605) 745-4600

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