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National Trail Junior Ranger Programs

National Trail Junior Ranger Programs

These Junior Ranger Programs can span multiple states and regions of the United States. Watch for opportunities to complete these programs at NPS sites within the associated states.

  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (HI)
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)
  • Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZ)
  • California National Historic Trail (CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, NE, NV, OR, UT, WY)
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (DC, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV)
  • El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail (TX, LA)
  • El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (NM, TX)
  • Florida National Scenic Trail (FL)
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (AZ, CA)
  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail (IL, IA, NE, UT, WY)
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail (AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, UT)
  • Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)
  • Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NC, SC, TN, VA)
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail (CA, CO, KS, MO, NE, NV, UT, WY)
  • River Raisin Heritage Trail (MI)
  • Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail (AL)
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (DC, MD, VA)
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (AL, AR, GA, IL, KY, MO, NC, OK, TN)
  • Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, DC)

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Junior Ranger Programs near Washington, DC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Anacostia Watershed Junior Ranger
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Mall & Memorial Parks
  • Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
  • President’s Park National Historic Site
  • Rock Creek Park
  • White House

VIRGINIA

  • Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee National Memorial
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Glen Echo Park
  • Great Falls Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Midwest

ILLINOIS

  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Pullman National Monument

INDIANA

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

IOWA

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

KANSAS

  • 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

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  • Big South Fork Nat’l River & Recreational Area (KY, TN)
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Mammoth Cave National Park

MICHIGAN

  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • River Raisin Heritage Trail (MI)
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

MINNESOTA

  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
  • Ojibwe Ethno-botanical Garden in Voyageurs Nat’l Park
  • Pipestone National Monument
  • Voyageurs National Park

MISSOURI

  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

NEBRASKA

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Homestead National Monument of America
  • Missouri National Recreational River (NE, SD)
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
  • Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument

OHIO

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park
  • First Ladies National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar House in Dayton Aviation Heritage Nat’l Historic Park
  • Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

WISCONSIN

  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (MN, WI)

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Northwest & Pacific States & Territories

ALASKA

  • Alaska Public Lands
  • Aleutian World War II National Historic Area
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Denali National Park & Preserve
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
  • Inupiat Heritage Center
  • Katmai National Park & Preserve
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (AK, WA)
  • Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
  • Sitka National Historical Park
  • Western Artic National Parklands
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

AMERICAN SAMOA

  • National Park of American Samoa

GUAM

  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park

HAWAII

  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (HI)
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  • Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

IDAHO

  • 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 (ID, MT, OR, WA)

OREGON

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site – McLoughlin House
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (OR, WA)
  • Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

WASHINGTON

  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (OR, WA)
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site – Pearson Air Museum
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (AK, WA)
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (OR, WA)
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park (NM, TN, WA)
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Whitman Mission National Historical Site

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Western States

ARIZONA

  • Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZ)
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area (AZ, NV)
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Montezuma Well National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Parashant – Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park
  • Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • Wupatki National Monument

CALIFORNIA

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Cesar E. Chavez National Monument
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Death Valley National Park (CA, NV)
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Marin Headlands
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • 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
  • Redwood National Park
  • Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front 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

NEVADA

  • Great Basin National Park
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area (AZ, NV)

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Northeast

CONNECTICUT

  • Farmington National Wild and Scenic River
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

MAINE

  • Acadia National Park
  • Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park (MA, RI)
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Boston National Historical Park
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Essex National Heritage Area
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters Nat’l Historic Site
  • Lowell National Historical 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
  • Sudbury, Assabet and Concord National Wild and Scenic Rivers

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Lamprey Wild and Scenic River
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

NEW JERSEY

  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (NJ, PA)
  • Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook
  • Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River (NJ, PA)
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island (NJ, NY)
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

NEW YORK

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gateway National Recreation Area – Jamaica Bay
  • Gateway National Recreation Area – Staten Island
  • 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 Hertitage Area
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island (NJ, NY)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River (NY, PA)
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park

RHODE ISLAND

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park (MA, RI)
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

VERMONT

  • Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historical Park

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Southeast States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

ALABAMA

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

FLORIDA

  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Florida National Scenic Trail (FL)
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore (FL, MS)
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

GEORGIA

  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga Nat’l Military Park (GA, TN)
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • Ocmulgee National Monument

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Blue Ridge Parkway (NC, VA)
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Colonial Heritage Center – Guilford Courthouse Nat’l Military Park
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC, TN)
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial

PUERTO RICO

  • San Juan National Historic Site

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Congaree National Park
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Fort Moultrie part of Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site

TENNESSEE

  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  • Big South Fork Nat’l River & Recreational Area (KY, TN)
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga Nat’l Military Park (GA, TN)
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC, TN)
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Natchez Trace Parkway (AL, MS, TN)
  • Obed Wild & Scenic River
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Stones River National Battlefield

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • Christiansted National Historic Site
  • Salt River Bay Nat’l Historical Park & Ecological Preserve
  • Virgin Islands National Park

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Mountain States

COLORADO

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

MONTANA

  • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (MT, WY)
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Badlands National Park
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Missouri National Recreational River (NE, SD)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Wind Cave National Park

UTAH

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Monument (CO, UT)
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Zion National Park

WYOMING

  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (MT, WY)
  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Mid-Atlantic

DELAWARE

  • First State National Historical Park

MARYLAND

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Assateague Island National Seashore (MD, VA)
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (NJ, PA)
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  • Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River (NJ, PA)
  • Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River (NY, PA)
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

VIRGINIA

  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Assateague Island National Seashore (MD, VA)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway (NC, VA)
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Chancellorsville Battlefield
  • Fredericksburg Battlefield
  • Spotsylvania Battlefield
  • Wilderness Battlefield
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  • Historic Jamestowne – Colonial Nat’l Historical Park
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Tredegar Iron Works part of Richmond Nat’l Battlefield Park
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Yorktown Battlefield – Colonial Nat’l Historical Park

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • New River Gorge, Bluestone & Gauley National Rivers

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National Junior Ranger Programs

National Junior Ranger Programs

These Junior Ranger Programs are available at multiple NPS sites across the nation based on the site themes. These represent opportunities to earn multiple Junior Ranger badges and/or patches at the sites that offer these.

  • Climate Change Junior Ranger
  • Junior Archeologist
  • Junior Paleontologist
  • Junior Ranger Cave Scientist
  • Junior Ranger Night Explorer
  • Junior Ranger River Safety
  • Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer
  • Junior Ranger Wilderness Explorer
  • Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Junior Ranger

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Junior Ranger Programs in the Southwest

ARKANSAS

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Buffalo National River
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

LOUISIANA

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Poverty Point National Monument

MISSISSIPPI

  • Corinth Interpretive Center – Shiloh Nat’l Military Park
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore (FL, MS)
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • Natchez Trace Parkway (AL, MS, TN)
  • Vicksburg National Military Park

NEW MEXICO

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • 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
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • White Sands National Monument

OKLAHOMA

  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

TEXAS

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • 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
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument

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