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We’ve been working hard over the years earning Junior Ranger badges by visiting National Parks, History sites and monuments and more. To make things easy we pulled together a complete list of the Junior Ranger programs and note which ones can be done online as well. 

Junior Ranger Program Complete List Blog

What is the Junior Ranger Program?

“Explore, Learn, and Protect!” The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.

The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks, and some Junior Ranger programs are national. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service “family” as Junior Rangers.

How to Earn a Junior Ranger Badge

The first step is to head to the visitor center/gift shop/information booth to find a Park Ranger. Once there ask the Park Ranger if they have any Junior Ranger booklets. The booklets are geared for ages 5-13, but anyone can do it. I like that there are different levels for the booklets. The work you have to complete depends on your age, and it’s different for each place. The booklet can take up to 2 hours to complete in most sites so please schedule that time accordingly. TIP: Many park sites allow you to complete the booklet later if you don’t have the time to complete it while in the park. Once completed send in the booklet to receive the badge. Ask a Park Ranger before you leave to see if they will mail the badges.

Once you’re completed the work you find a Park Ranger and then take the oath to help protect American and it’s Parks. Then the kids are presented with badge specific to the booklet they’ve completed.

Do All National Park Sites Have Junior Ranger Programs?

Many national park sites have a Junior Ranger program but not all. However the list of sites that have Junior Ranger Programs is expanding. Check out the complete list of Junior Ranger programs or look for programs in a certain region. 

Junior Ranger Programs in the Northeast
Junior Ranger Programs in the Mid-Atlantic
Junior Ranger Programs in the Southeast
Junior Ranger Programs in the Midwest
Junior Ranger Programs in the Southwest
Junior Ranger Programs in the Rocky Mountains
Junior Ranger Programs in the West & Pacific
Junior Ranger Programs in the Pacific Northwest & Alaska
Junior Ranger Specialty Badges

Junior Ranger Program Online

Sometimes you can’t make it to a specific National Park site. There are some badges that can be earned online by downloading the packet or contacting the site by email/phone/mail. Once you complete the packet you can mail the packet to an address and the site will mail you back a badge and certificate. If this is available at the site it will be indicated with “**Online Available**”.

 

Junior Ranger Program Complete List

Complete List of Junior Ranger Programs by State

ALABAMA (AL)
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Russell Cave National Monument
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

ALASKA (AK)
Aleutian World War II National Historic Area  **Online Available**
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve  **Online Available**
Cape Krusenstern National Monument  **Online Available**
Denali National Park and Preserve  **Online Available**
Gates of the Artic National Park & Perserve  **Online Available**
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Inupiat Heritage Center
Katmai National Park and Preserve  **Online Available**
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park  **Online Available**
Noatak National Preserve  **Online Available**
Sitka National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve  **Online Available**

ARIZONA (AZ)
Canyon de Chelly National Monument  **Online Available**
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Coronado National Memorial
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Grand Canyon National Park
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Parashant National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument

ARKANSAS (AR)
Arkansas Post National Memorial
Buffalo National River
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Hot Springs National Park  **Online Available**
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Pea Ridge National Military Park
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site    **Online Available**

CALIFORNIA (CA)
Alcatraz Island
Cabrillo National Monument
César E. Chávez National Monument  **Online Available**
Channel Islands National Park
Death Valley National Park
Devils Postpile National Monument  **Online Available**
Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
John Muir National Historic Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Juan Bautista De Anza Historic Trailhead
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Manzanar National Historic Site
Mojave National Preserve
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Park
Point Reyes National Seashore  **Online Available**
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Redwood National and State Parks
Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park  

COLORADO (CO)
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Colorado National Monument
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park

CONNECTICUT (CT)
Weir Farm National Historic Site

DELAWARE (DE)
First State National Historical Park

FLORIDA (FL)
Big Cypress National Preserve  **Online Available**
Biscayne National Park  **Online Available**
Canaveral National Seashore
Castillo de San Marcos  **Online Available**
DeSoto National Memorial
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Matanzas National Monument  **Online Available**
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

GEORGIA (GA)
Andersonville National Historic Site
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chickamauga National Military Park
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park  **Online Available**
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
Ocmulgee National Monument    **Online Available**

GUAM
War in the Pacific National Historical Park  **Online Available**

HAWAII (HI)
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Haleakalā National Park  **Online Available**
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument  

IDAHO (ID)
City of Rocks National Reserve
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Minidoka National Historic Site
Nez Perce National Historical Park

ILLINOIS (IL)
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Pullman National Monument

INDIANA (IN)
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

IOWA (IA)
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

KANSAS (KS)
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Nicodemus National Historic Site
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

KENTUCKY (KY)
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Mammoth Cave National Park

LOUISIANA (LA)
Cane River National Heritage Area
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park  **Online Available**

MASSACHUSETTS (MA)
Adams National Historical Park
Boston African American National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Boston National Historical Park 
Cape Cod National Seashore
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
Lowell National Historic Park
Minute Man National Historical Park
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

MAINE (ME)
Acadia National Park
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

MARYLAND (MD)
Antietam National Battlefield  **Online Available**
Assateague Island National Seashore
Broad Run Trunk Aqueduct  **Online Available**
Catoctin Mountain Park
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Clara Barton National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Fort Washington Park
Glen Echo Park
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center  **Online Available**
Hampton National Historic Site
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
Monocacy National Battlefield  **Online Available**
Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
Thomas Stone National Historic Site

MICHIGAN (MI)
Isle Royale National Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

MINNESOTA (MN)
Grand Portage National Monument
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Pipestone National Monument  **Online Available**
Voyageurs National Park  **Online Available**

MISSISSIPPI (MS)
Natchez National Historical Park
Vicksburg National Military Park

MISSOURI (MO)
Gateway Arch National Park
George Washington Carver National Monument
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

MONTANA (MT)
Big Hole National Battlefield
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area  **Online Available**
Glacier National Park
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

NEBRASKA (NE)
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Homestead National Monument of America
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail  **Online Available**
Niobrara National Scenic River
Scotts Bluff National Monument

NEVADA (NV)
Great Basin National Park

NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

NEW JERSEY (NJ)
Ellis Island
Gateway National Recreation Area
Morristown National Historical Park
Paterson National Historical Park
Thomas Edison National Historical Park

NEW MEXICO (NM)
Aztec Ruins National Monument  **Online Available**
Bandelier National Monument
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Fort Union National Monument
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Manhattan Project National Historic Park
Pecos National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Petroglyph National Monument
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
White Sands National Monument

NEW YORK (NY)
African Burial Ground National Monument  **Online Available**
Castle Clinton National Monument
Eleanor Roosevelt Center-Val-Kill
Ellis Island
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fire Island National Seashore
Fort Stanwix National Monument  **Online Available**
Gateway National Recreation Area
General Grant National Memorial
Governors Island National Monument
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Saratoga National Historical Park
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Women’s Rights National Historical Park  **Online Available**

NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Moores Creek National Battlefield
Wright Brothers National Memorial

NORTH DAKOTA (ND)
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

OKLAHOMA (OK)
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  **Online Available**
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

OHIO (OH)
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument  **Online Available**
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
First Ladies National Historic Site
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial
William Howard Taft National Historic Site

OREGON (OR)
Crater Lake National Park
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Oregon Caves National Monument

PENNSYLVANIA (PA)
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Appalachian Trail
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail  **Online Available**
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Flight 93 National Memorial
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Germantown White House Historic Site
Gettysburg National Military Park
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Independence National Historical Park
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Steamtown National Historic Site
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial  **Online Available**
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River  **Online Available**
Valley Forge National Historical Park

PUERTO RICO (PR)
San Juan National Historic Site    **Online Available**

RHODE ISLAND (RI)
Roger Williams National Memorial  **Online Available**

SAMOA
National Park of American Samoa  **Online Available**

SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Congaree National Park
Cowpens National Battlefield
Fort Sumter National Monument
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Ninety Six National Historic Site

SOUTH DAKOTA (SD)
Badlands National Park  **Online Available**
Jewel Cave National Monument
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center  **Online Available**
Missouri National Recreational River Headquarter  **Online Available**
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wind Cave National Park

TENNESSEE (TN)
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Fort Donelson National Battlefield  **Online Available**
Great Smoky Mountains National Park  **Fee for Booklet**
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Y-12 Complex
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
Obed National Wild & Scenic River
Shiloh National Military Park
Stones River National Battlefield    **Online Available**

TEXAS (TX)
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument  **Online Available**
Amistad National Recreation Area  **Online Available**
Big Bend National Park
Big Thicket National Preserve
Chamizal National Memorial
Fort Davis National Historic
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Padre Island National Seashore
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park  **Online Available**
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Waco Mammoth National Monument

US VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI)
Virgin Islands National Park

UTAH (UT)
Arches National Park  **Online Available**
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument  **Online Available**
Dinosaur National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area  **Online Available**
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Natural Bridges National Monument
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Zion National Park

VERMONT (VT)
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

VIRGINIA (VA)
Arlington House
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Assateague Island National Seashore  **Online Available**
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Cape Henry Memorial First Landing Cross
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Colonial National Historical Park
Fort Monroe National Monument
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Great Falls Park
Historic Jamestowne  **Fee for Booklet**
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Petersburg National Battlefield  **Online Available**
Prince William Forest Park  **Online Available**
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Shenandoah National Park
Tredegar Iron Works
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Yorktown Battlefield Colonial National Historical Park

WASHINGTON (WA)
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Mount Rainier National Park
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
San Juan Island National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Whitman Mission National Historic Site

WASHINGTON DC
Anacostia Watershed  **Online Available**
Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site  **Online Available**
Civil War Defenses of Washington  **Online Available**
Constitution Gardens
Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site  **Online Available**
George Mason Memorial
George Washington Memorial Parkway  **Online Available**
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Lincoln Memorial
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site  **Online Available**
President’s Park
Rock Creek National Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island   **Print booklet at home then send in upon completion**
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
White House
World War II Memorial

WEST VIRGINIA (WV)
Appalachian Trail
Bluestone National Scenic River
Gauley River National Recreation Area
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
New River Gorge National River

WISCONSIN (WI)
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore  **Online Available**
Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

WYOMING (WY)
Devils Tower National Monument
Fort Laramie Visitor Center
Fossil Butte National Monument
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park

Map of all Junior Ranger Programs

Specialty Junior Ranger Badges

Junior Ranger Specialty Badges

Not all Junior Ranger programs are tied to a specific national park site. There are other fun Junior Ranger Specialty Badges you can earn at home or in specific National Park sites like Junior Archeologist Badge, Junior Cave Scientist Badge, and Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing! Badge.

Cave Scientist
Historic Preservation
Junior Archeologist
Let’s Go Fishing
Night Explorer
Paleontologist
Railroad Explorer
Sounds Explorer
Spaceflight Explorer
Underground Railroad
Underwater Explorer
Wilderness Explorer

Complete List Junior Ranger Programs

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