Texas State Parks Junior Ranger Program

Texas State Parks Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

The Junior Ranger Explorer Pack is a free activity pack that parents can check out for kids at many state parks across the state. Each Explorer Pack comes with a pair of binoculars, magnifying glass, animal tracking key, sketchbook, pencil, crayons and watercolors, colorful guides to identify the flowers, birds, butterflies, trees, rocks, wildlife and plants, and a journal to record what they see and learn. Plus, there's room in the pack to carry your own water and snacks! 

Check with the park for availability. Below is a list of parks that offer Junior Ranger Explorer Packs for free checkout: 

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Texas Jr. Ranger logoBecome a Texas State Parks Junior Ranger

Starting soon, kids ages 7-12 can learn about the natural world around them while exploring Texas state parks, when they participate in the Texas State Parks Junior Ranger Program. By completing activities in the Junior Ranger Journal, they will have fun, learn how to protect Texas' special wild places, and earn rewards all at the same time. More information about the program, along with participating park locations, will be available soon, so please check back! 


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