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Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

Junior Ranger Program for Families

  • Oconaluftee Visitor Center Map It
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Updated 10/13/2014

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Children ages 5 to 12 can take part in these hands-on educational programs. Kids can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet ($2.50) at Oconaluftee or at other park visitor centers. They're also available at Elkmont and Cades Cove campgrounds and online through the Great Smoky Mountains Association ( After they've completed the activities in the booklet, kids can stop by a visitor center to talk to a ranger and receive a Junior Ranger badge. The

badges are available year-round but spring through fall the park offers many age-appropriate demonstrations, classes, and programs for Junior Rangers, such as Blacksmithing, Stream Splashin', Critters and Crawlies, Cherokee Pottery for Kids, and—our favorite—Whose Poop's on My Boots?

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Oconaluftee Visitor Center, unknown, Tennessee, United States

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865-436–1200-park information line

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  • $2.50

Updated 10/13/2014


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