Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites families to visit the park between April 15 and April 23 as part of National Park Week (April 15 , 16, 22, and 23 are fee free at Point Park on Lookout Mountain). Kids of all ages are invited to come learn how to, "explore, learn, and protect" their national park on April 15 and become an official Junior Ranger.
"Junior Ranger Day is a perfect way to celebrate the National Park Service as all generations come together to be actively engaged in their national parks.
With such a variety of ranger-led activities there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It will be a great day to deputize anyone wanting to be a Junior Ranger, as future generations of park advocates gain hands-on experience they will never forget," officials said.
All participants will receive Junior Ranger badges or patches upon completion of the program. Junior Ranger Activity Booklets may be obtained at any of the park visitor centers. "The program is designed for kids aged eight to 12 years old, but is available to anyone young at heart. Come out to explore, learn, and protect your national park," officials said.
Junior Ranger Day activities include:
At 2 p.m., potential Junior Rangers at Chickamauga Battlefield and at Lookout Mountain Battlefield (Point Park) will have an opportunity to have their very own park ranger assist them complete the park’s Junior Ranger Booklet. Inquire at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center or at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center about this program.
For safety, visitors are encouraged to consider personal comfort needs and bring water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. Participants will be asked to sign a photo/video release.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch