Saturday, April 24, has been designated National Junior Ranger Day.

The event is in conjunction with National Park Week (April 17-24), an annual presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of the country’s nearly 400 national park areas. The Junior Ranger program engages young people in age appropriate activities that allow them to discover the significance of a specific site and introduce them to the national park system and to the mission of the National Park Service.

Park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area will host a series of children’s activities in the Junior Ranger Station, located at the entrance to the Cold Springs Campground from 10 a.m. until noon. No reservations are required. A parent or guardian is asked to attend with each participating junior ranger. Each child receives a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and a certificate at the end of the program when they are sworn in as Junior Rangers. 

For more information about Junior Ranger Day at Chickasaw National Recreation Area,phone Travertine Nature Center at 580-622-7234. 

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