Take your visit to near by National Parks or Tennessee State Parks to the next level by becoming a Junior Ranger. The National Park program is offered in most parks following the motto “Explore, Learn and Protect!”. Kids complete a set of activities and then share their new found knowledge with a Park Ranger and earn a certificate and an official Junior Ranger patch. The Tennessee State Park program is similar. Kids attend a Junior Ranger camp over the summer or download and complete a Junior Ranger guide and turn it into a Park Ranger. Your child will then be sworn in as an official Tennessee State Junior Ranger.

National Park Service Junior Ranger Program

National Park Service Jr Rangers is open to all ages, but the typical Junior Ranger is between 5 and 13 yrs old. This is a free program of activities that can be completed in National Parks around the country to earn a certificate as an official National Parks Service Junior Ranger. You can explore online through the Webrangers Program too. Here are the national parks in Tennessee that participate:

Tennessee State Parks Junior Ranger Program

Tennessee State Parks Jr Ranger Program is just for kids ages 6 to 14.  Stop by any state park office for your Junior Ranger Guide or download HERE to get started.  Parks all over Tennessee to visit and participate in special Junior Ranger events. There are several parks in and around Nashville to visit: