Girl with Junior Ranger Badge.

Be a Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger program at Washington State Parks aims to ignite a love for nature and the outdoors early in a child's life. Through booklets completion and acts of service, kids can earn their Junior Ranger pin and other fun collectibles.

Calling all kids ages 4 and up! Do you like exploring parks with your family? Do you want to learn more about nature?

Become a Washington State Parks Junior Ranger!

The Junior Ranger program is a fun way for youth and families to explore Washington's state parks. This self-guided program encourages families to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through fun exploration, games and creative activities.

To become a Junior Ranger, ask for the free Junior Ranger Booklet at one of our participating state parks. Kids can then complete the booklet to be sworn in as an official Junior Ranger. Then, completing acts of service will earn our Junior Rangers more pins and fun items.

The following parks participate in the Junior Ranger Program:

  • Alta Lake
  • Battle Ground
  • Bay View
  • Beacon Rock
  • Belfair
  • Birch Bay
  • Bogachiel
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridle Trails
  • Brooks Memorial
  • Cama Beach
  • Camano Island
  • Columbia Hills
  • Crawford
  • Daroga
  • Dash Point
  • Deception Pass*
  • Dosewallips
  • Eastern Region HQ
  • Federation Forest
  • Fields Spring
  • Fort Casey
  • Fort Ebey
  • Fort Flagler
  • Fort Townsend
  • Fort Worden
  • Ginkgo Petrified Forest
  • Goldendale Observatory*
  • Grayland Beach
  • Ike Kinswa
  • Jarrell Cove
  • Kanaksat-Palmer
  • Kitsap Memorial
  • Kopachuck
  • Lake Chelan*
  • Lake Easton
  • Lake Sammamish
  • Lake Sylvia
  • Lake Wenatchee*
  • Larrabee
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Lewis and Clark Trail*
  • Lime Kiln Point
  • Lincoln Rock*
  • Lyons Ferry*
  • Manchester
  • Maryhill
  • Millersylvania
  • Moran
  • Mount Spokane
  • Ocean City
  • Olmstead Place*
  • Pacific Beach
  • Palouse Falls
  • Paradise Point
  • Potlatch
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Rasar
  • Riverside
  • Rockport
  • Sacajawea*
  • Saint Edward
  • Schafer
  • Seaquest
  • Sequim Bay
  • Spencer Spit
  • Sun Lakes-Dry Falls*
  • Tolmie
  • Twanoh
  • Twenty-Five Mile Creek
  • Twin Harbors
  • Wallace Falls
  • Wenatchee Confluence
  • Yakima Sportsman

* Indicates the park has the booklet in both English and Spanish