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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 opportunities 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! 

2016 Schedule

Date

East Tennessee

Fort Loudon State Historic Park
423-884-6217

July 18-22

Harrison Bay State Park
423-344-6214

June 5-7 (Overnight)
June 9-11

Frozen Head State Park
423-346-3318

June 13-17

Indian Mountain State Park
423-784-7958

June 

Norris Dam State Park
865-426-7461

July 11-14

Panther Creek State Park
423-587-7046

June 13-17

Red Clay State Park
423-478-0339

July 18-21

Roan Mountain State Park
423-772-0190

July 11-15

Middle Tennessee

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
615-741-5658

July 11-15 

Bledsoe Creek State Park
615-452-3706

June 6-10

Burgess Falls State Park
931-432-5312

May 23-24 (Mini Camp)
May 31 - June 1 (Mini Camp)
June 6-10 (Regular Camp)
June  20-24 (Regular Camp)

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
615-443-2769

June 26-30
July 11-15
July 22 &23

Cumberland Mountain State Park
931-484-6138

June 13-17 (ages 8-12)
June 20-24 (ages 5-7)
June 25-26 (overnight)

Cummins Falls State Park
931-261-3471

June 20-24

David Crockett State Park
931-762-9408

June 6-10

Dunbar Cave State Park
931-648-5526

June 15-17

Edgar Evins State Park
931-858-2114

July 18-22

Henry Horton State Park
931-364-2222

June 6-10

Johnsonville State Historic Park
931-535-2789

June 7-10

Montgomery Bell State Park
615-797-9052

June 20-24

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
931-723-5073

July

Pickett State Park
931-879-5821

Tuesdays throughout June and July

Rock Island State Park
931-686-2471

June 

Standing Stone State Park
931-823-6347

June 6-10

Tim's Ford State Park
931-962-1183

June 20-25

West Tennessee

Chickasaw State Park
731-989-5141

June 13-16

Fort Pillow State Historic Park
731-738-5581

July 15-17

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
901-876-5215

June 6-9
June 20-23

Mousetail Landing State Park
731-847-0841

June

Natchez Trace State Park
731-968-3742

June 6-8

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
731-584-6356

June 18
June 25

Paris Landing State Park
731-641-4465

June 6-10

Pickwick Landing State Park
731-689-3129

June 8

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
731-988-5614

June 1-3
June 15-17
June 22-24
 

Reelfoot Lake State Park
731-253-8003

June 6-9

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

June 20-22

 


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