Come explore Catoctin Mountain Park with our Junior Ranger Book! This 24-page activity guide highlights the unique natural, historical, and cultural resources of Catoctin Mountain Park and is geared for all ages!
Complete as many activities in the booklet as you can and return to the Visitor Center and discuss what you have learned with a ranger.
If you can't make it to the Visitor Center, have a parent/guardian take a picture of a completed page in the booklet and e-mail us. Remember to include your name and address. You can also mail your completed book to:
National Park Service
Junior Ranger Program
1849 C Street NW RM 1448
Washington, DC 20240
Did you know that you can find many parks online that have interactive and printable activities? You can view special places within parks from your living room. Imagine watching wildlife, geysers, and other activity in real time. Discover your favorite subjects or search for your favorite places with the National Park Service Kids in Parks page.
These are just a few things you can do from this page:
Earn PRIZES for tracking your adventures! Our TRACK Trail booklets will sets kids on an adventure to discover more about trees, bugs, and the natural balance of nature. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up your booklet today!
e-Adventures Online Activities
The Kids in Parks TRACK Trail program has developed online activities that children can enjoy in their yards or neighborhoods. The fresh content is also designed to help children to continue to reap the physical and mental health benefits associated with being active outdoors. These online activities include:
To learn more about the Kids in Parks TRACK Trail program and their expanding network of family-friendly outdoor adventures, visit www.kidsinparks.com
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a variety of opportunities for kids to explore. There are several short nature trails, scheduled programs such as evening campfire programs and programs just for kids staying at Camp Misty Mount.
If you're looking for more curriculum based educational opportunities, please visit our Education Page.
Annual 4th Grade Pass
Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoor paper pass.
The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August).