Tennessee State Parks


Junior Rangers

The Junior Ranger Program strives to give children a fresh look at the world around them! Whether it’s taking a hike or going for a swim, there many fun things to do at Tennessee’s State Parks that can help keep us happy and healthy!

What is a Junior Ranger?

Do you like fun and adventure? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you ages 6-14? If so, you’re on track to become a Junior Ranger!

Become a Junior Ranger

  • Stop by a park office and pick up your Junior Ranger Get Outdoors Adventure Guide

    Download your Junior Ranger Adventure Guide and GET OUTDOORS!
    Jr. Ranger Adventure Guide

  • Attend a Tennessee State Parks Junior Ranger camp OR complete an adventure guide to become a Junior Ranger. Upon completion of the program you will take the Junior Ranger pledge, receive your badge, and be sworn in as an official Tennessee State Park Junior Ranger!

2014 Junior Ranger Summer Camp Schedule



East Tennessee

Fort Loudon State Park

July 14-18

Harrison Bay State Park

June 2-8

Norris Dam State Park

July 14-17

Panther Creek State Park

June 9-13; June 16-20

Roan Mountain State Park

July 7-11

South Cumberland State Park
(at Stone Door)

Ongoing in June

Middle Tennessee

Bledsoe Creek State Park

Date(s) to be determined

Burgess Falls State Park

June 2-6 Jr. Ranger; June 10-11 Mini; June 23-27 Jr. Ranger; June 23-27 Advanced (requested assistance)

Cumberland Mountain State Park

June 16-20; June 27-28 Overnight

Cummins Falls State Park

June 11-13

David Crockett State Park

June 2-6

Dunbar Cave State Park

June 18-20

Harpeth River State Park

June 10-12

Henry Horton State Park

June 9-13

Johnsonville State Park

June 11-14

Montgomery Bell State Park

June 23-27

Pickett State Park

June 10, 17, 21, 24; July 8, 12, 15, 22 (requested assistance)

Tim's Ford State Park

June 16-20

West Tennessee

Fort Pillow State Park

July 16-18

Meeman-Shelby State Park

June 9-12 & June 23-26

Mousetail Landing State Park

June 23-27

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

June 14, 21, and 28

Pinson Mounds State Park

Tentative - June 4, 5, 6 ; June 11, 12, 13; June 18, 19, 20; June 25, 26, 27

Reelfoot Lake State Park

Date(s) to be determined

Meet Ramble the Raccoon!

Ramble is the mascot of Tennessee State Parks! He loves to swim, ride his bike, fish, and stay active in the parks!

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