Jr. Ranger

Become a Jr. Ranger

Multiple Utah State Parks participate in the Jr. Ranger Program.

See below for a full list of participating parks. Many of them allow FREE printable downloads of their Jr. Ranger booklets, while others can be purchased at visitor centers for a small fee.

This page is periodically updated as programs become available.

Antelope Island State Park

Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride the park’s backcountry trails for spectacular views of lake and island scenery; spend a star-filled night in one of several primitive campsites; stroll along sandy beaches and take a dip in the lake’s salty waters or step back in time with a visit to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Antelope Island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope), and many other desert animals.

Download & Print Your Antelope Island Jr. Ranger Booklet for FREE 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park 

Venture onto a shifting sea of red sand. Changed by winds, these mountains and hills of sand can move as much as 50 feet per year. With areas for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and those with non-motorized pursuits, the dunes offer adventures for all.

Download & Print Your Coral Pink Jr. Ranger Booklet for FREE

Dead Horse Point State Park

From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River, an ever-changing landscape unfurls. Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water, and wind creating a visual masterpiece. Plants and animals surviving on the edge of existence face many challenges of extreme conditions within this high desert environment.

Download your DHPSP Junior Ranger Program for FREE

East Canyon State Park

Tucked away in the mountains of northeastern Utah, East Canyon Reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping, but also holds a bit of history. Explore the nearby Mormon Pioneer Trail, the route taken by Mormons traveling more than 1,300 miles from Illinois to Utah.

You can pick up your Free East Canyon Jr. Ranger booklet at the park entrance station.

Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation

The sprawling waters of Starvation Reservoir offer great fishing and boating. Find a secluded campsite at one of four primitive and two developed campgrounds. Bring your off-highway vehicle and ride on nearby trails, try our 3D archery course, walk our slacklines, or go geocaching.

You can pick up your Free Jr. Ranger Booklet at the park visitor center or download and print one below.

Download & Print your FHSP Jr. Ranger Booklet for FREE

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

Discover the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage exhibit, sawmill, and replica blast furnace.

Download FHSP Jr Curator booklet FREE

Kodachrome Basin State Park

As soon as you see it, you will know that the name fits perfectly. Kodachrome Basin State Park, with its red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, just begs to be photographed. The National Geographic Society came up with the name, and everyone agreed with it.

Download your Jr. Ranger Book and start your adventure! Once you complete it, pick up your badge from the visitor’s center.

Snow Canyon State Park

Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon on foot, bike, and horseback. Camp in the peaceful campground surrounded by ancient lava flows and red Navajo sandstone. Discover the secrets of the desert landscape

Download & Print your Jr. Ranger Booklet here. Note that there is a $1 fee for a Jr. Ranger badge. This badge is only available in-person.

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

Discover the prehistoric world, dig for fossils, and explore the dinosaur garden. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of the entire Earth’s history is visible. Utah Field House reveals this geologic story with hands-on exhibits and activities.

The Utah Field House offers two youth booklets – the PeeWee Paleo Program and the Jr. Scientist Field Notebook. Visitors can purchase the booklets for $5 inside the museum.