Explore, learn and help out your state parks! The new Junior Ranger guide is packed full of fun activities you can do at any of our 39 state parks. Be a Junior Ranger!
• It's a fun way for children to explore with their family, scouts troop or youth group. Activities are geared for children ages 6-12.
• Children gain an appreciation of North Carolina's cultural and natural heritage and learn about careers in natural resources.
• A different Junior Ranger patch is awarded at each park.Download the Junior Ranger Guide here. Junior Ranger Newsletter - Summer 2012 Junior Ranger Newsletter - Fall 2011 Junior Ranger Newsletter - Spring 2011 Junior Ranger Newsletter - Winter 2011 Junior Ranger Newsletter - Fall 2010
In addition to the Junior Ranger guide, the parks below currently offer their own unique junior ranger books. Pick one up at the park office.
Carolina Beach State Park, Goose Creek State Park, Hammocks Beach State Park, Hanging Rock State Park Jockey's Ridge State Park, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Mount Mitchell State Park, New River State Park Pettigrew State Park, South Mountains State Park, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
The Junior Ranger program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of State Parks and the Great Outdoor Provision Company.