Tennessee State Parks

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Junior Rangers

The Junior Ranger Program offers children, ages six through 14, a fresh look at the world around them!  Inspiring a love of nature and the outdoors, camps open the door to a lifetime of fun and adventure. 

These summer sessions provide hands-on opportunties for exploring and learning about the natural world through an array of fun and creative activities. Sessions are led by our dedicated and professional rangers, seasonal interpretive recreators and naturalists. 

Topics and activities vary from camp to camp but may include: Outdoor Safety, Astronomy, Reptiles and Amphibians, Aquatics, Map and Compass Navigation, Birds of Prey, Insects and Spiders, Primitive Weapons, Track Making and Identification, Outdoor Skills, Ecology, Canoeing, Hiking and much more. 

There are two ways to become a Junior Ranger.

  • Attend a Tennessee State Parks Junior Ranger Camp. 
  • Complete the Junior Ranger Adventure Guide. Download Here.

For those attending a Jr. Ranger Camp, registration is required. Details about a specific camp can be found on the individual park's event web page or by calling that park. For those unable to attend a camp, the Jr. Ranger Adventure Guide is a self-paced, free alternative. 

Upon completion of the program kids take the Junior Ranger pledge, receive a badge and are sworn in as official Tennessee State Park Junior Rangers! Remember: a healthier you = a healthier planet!

For complete details about a specific camp, please visit the park's event web page or call the park directly.

Thank you for making Tennessee State Parks part of your family history. Let’s Get Outdoors! 

2015 Schedule

Date

East Tennessee

Fort Loudon State Historic Park
423-884-6217

July TBA

Harrison Bay State Park
423-344-6214

June TBA

Indian Mountain State Park
423-784-7958

June 22-25

Norris Dam State Park
865-426-7461

July TBA

Panther Creek State Park
423-587-7046

June 15-19

Red Clay State Park
423-478-0339

July 27-30

Roan Mountain State Park
423-772-0190

July 6-10

Middle Tennessee

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
615-741-5658

July 13-17

Bledsoe Creek State Park
615-452-3706

June 22-26

Burgess Falls State Park
931-432-5312

March 23 & 24 
June 8-12 - Full
June 15 & 16 - Open
June 22-26 - Full

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
615-443-2769

June 22-26

Cumberland Mountain State Park
931-484-6138

June 8-12
(ages 8-12)
June 15-17
(ages 5-7)

Cummins Falls State Park
931-261-3471

June TBA

David Crockett State Park
931-762-9408

June TBA

Dunbar Cave State Park
931-648-5526

June 17-19

Edgar Evins State Park
931-858-2114

July 13-17

Henry Horton State Park
931-364-2222

June TBA

Johnsonville State Historic Park
931-535-2789

June 9-12

Montgomery Bell State Park
615-797-9052

June 8-12

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
931-723-5073

July 15-17

Pickett State Park
931-879-5821

June 9, 16, 19, 23
July 7, 11, 14, 21

Rock Island State Park
931-686-2471

June 2-4

Standing Stone State Park
931-823-6347

June 3-6

Tim's Ford State Park
931-962-1183

June 8-12
July 7-10

West Tennessee

Chickasaw State Park
731-989-5141

June 22-26

Fort Pillow State Historic Park
731-738-5581

July TBA

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
901-876-5215

June 8-11
June 22-25

Mousetail Landing State Park
731-847-0841

June TBA

Natchez Trace State Park
731-968-3742

June TBA

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
731-584-6356

June TBA

Paris Landing State Park
731-641-4465

June 22-24

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
731-988-5614

June TBA
 

Reelfoot Lake State Park
731-253-8003

June 8-12

T.O. Fuller State Park
901-543-7581

June 24-26

 

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