Be A Junior Ranger

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



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. To earn the badge, complete the Learn with a Ranger activity on the first page by attending a ranger program. This can be a cave tour, campfire program, or viewing the park film.

After completing the Learn with a Ranger activity, each age group requires a certain number of activities to be completed in the book. You may choose any activities you want. Return your completed book to the ranger at the visitor center desk and take the pledge to earn your badge.

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.

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Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


605 745-4600

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