Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Announces New Online Junior Ranger Program

Friday June 12, 2020

Release date: June 12, 2020

Contact: James Little, 208-514-2408,

(IDAHO)--The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has created a new online version of the parks Junior Ranger program designed for youth ages 6 to 12. The online Junior Ranger Program can work for those at home. It also can be a great activity either before or after visiting one of Idaho’s State Parks. We will not be passing out Junior Ranger materials or awards at the parks this summer. Junior Ranger participants can access materials and the certificate for the award online.

Go to the Junior Ranger page.

Our goal is to help your children discover more about the outdoors while learning about our parks and making connections to the natural world. Here is how it works: when your child completes three Junior Ranger Actions for one of the twenty-two parks in the program, they can download the certificate for that park and fill in their name for completing the Junior Ranger program at that park. We hope the discoveries your explorers experience in the program will encourage them to appreciate and protect Idaho’s natural and cultural resources.

Participating Parks:

  • Castle Rocks State Park
  • Farragut State Park
  • Lake Cascade State Park
  • Dworshak State Park
  • Hells Gate State Park
  • Ponderosa State Park
  • Priest Lake State Park
  • Three Island Crossing State Park
  • Bruneau Dunes State Park
  • Harriman State Park
  • Heyburn State Park
  • Henrys Lake State Park
  • Land of Yankee Fork State Park
  • Massacre Rocks State Park
  • Round Lake State Park
  • Thousand Springs State Park
  • Lucky Peak State Park
  • Lake Walcott State Park
  • Winchester Lake State Park
  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes
  • Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park

To get started with the online Junior Ranger Program, go to the Junior Ranger page.

For more information, contact one of the Junior Ranger parks this summer, or contact Experience/Education Supervisor James Little at 208-514-2408,