Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program conducted in national parks across the country. There are three ways to become a Junior Ranger at Crater Lake:

Junior Ranger Badge

Junior Ranger Activity Book

Kids ages 6-12 can earn a Junior Ranger badge by completing at least 7 pages of the park's Junior Ranger Activity Book [3.1 MB PDF]. The books are available free of charge in the park, year-round (or you can download and print a copy from home to get a jump-start). While the book was designed to accompany a park visit, touring the park is not a requirement. To receive a badge, send your completed book to the address on the cover, or photograph/scan the pages and email them to craterlake@nps.gov. Be sure to let us know your mailing address.

Junior Ranger Patch

Junior Ranger Activities at Rim Village

In the summer, kids ages 6-12 can earn a Junior Ranger patch by participating in a fun, ranger-led activity. They last about 20 minutes and take place several times each day behind the Rim Village Visitor Center. Most years, activities are offered from late June to early September. Patches are not available the rest of the year.

Junior Ranger virtual badge with volcano erupting.

Virtual Junior Ranger Activities

Watch engaging videos from home to learn about Crater Lake National Park. After doing so, you can download and print colorful badges corresponding to each activity.

Last updated: May 6, 2022

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Crater Lake , OR 97604


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