Junior Ranger Pledge We need your help to protect our natural and cultural Ethics
I am a Junior Ranger, resources, plants and animals. It takes everyone’s hard A Junior Ranger understands that all
work and commitment to keep Oregon’s parks plants, animals and the earth’s resources
I keep parks neat and clean,
beautiful for you and your family.
Protecting plants and animals, deserve to be protected and respected.
Come on and join our team!
Dear Parents/Guardians Parks
A Junior Ranger ...
The Junior Ranger program is designed 1 Fort Stevens
2 Nehalem Bay • Promises to help keep campsites,
to be both educational and enjoyable. parks, rivers, beaches and trails clean.
The program helps to increase children’s 3 Cape Lookout
awareness of park resources and the 4 Devil’s Lake • Respects the rights and property of others.
environment while they enjoy the outdoors 5 Depoe Bay Whale
Watch (day-use park) • Teaches others to conserve
in our State Parks. and wisely use natural resources.
6 Beverly Beach
The Junior Ranger mascot, J.R. Beaver,
visits campsites regularly to entertain your 7 South Beach • Assists people who work to protect
23 Silver Falls natural and cultural resources.
children and encourage them to help care for 8 Seal Rock
(day-use park) 24 Detroit Lake
the parks. • Learns the park rules and follows them.
9 Alsea Bay Bridge 25 Cascara
After your child has completed the program, (day-use park) 26 Valley of the Rogue
we hope he or she will genuinely be more 10 Beachside 27 Joseph H. Stewart
interested in park resources, conservation
11 Carl G. Washburne 28 Milo McIver 1
12 Jessie M. Honeyman 29 Ainsworth
2 20 31
Remember to sign a permission slip to 13 Umpqua Lighthouse 30 Viento TILLAMOOK 29 30
allow your child to join in on the fun. After 3 21 28
14 William M. Tugman 31 Memaloose 22
a permission slip is handed in, your child
15 Sunset Bay 32 The Cove Palisades 5 4
will receive his/her passport and is ready NEWPORT
6 SALEM 24
16 Bullards Beach 33 Tumalo 8 7 32
to get started! We encourage you to attend 35 39
17 Cape Blanco 34 LaPine 10 9
programs with your child. 11 EUGENE 33
18 Humbug Mountain 35 Prineville Reservior 13
19 Harris Beach 36 Collier Memorial COOS BAY
20 “Stub” Stewart 37 Emigrant Springs 17
21 Tryon Creek 38 Wallowa Lake
39 Farewell Bend 19
22 Champoeg BROOKINGS
Activities Want to Help Your Be a
• Discover park “sEcREts”
Favorite State Park? Junior
• Find and iDEntify three special plants
Go Volunteer! Ranger
or animals Check out the Youth Service Awards program.
If you’re between the ages of 8 and 18, this
• REcyclE and place containers in the program allows you to begin working on volunteer
appropriate bin projects in state parks. Apply your caring and
concern for the outdoors and start making
• Keep your campsite a real difference. Talk to a park ranger today
and the park about how you can become involved. fun for ages 6-12
• Go to an
interpretive The park list and map show the Oregon State Park
PRoGRAm to locations that offer the Junior Ranger program
learn about regularly throughout the summer camping season.
park stories You may come across other parks that offer the
and the program on a limited basis. Be sure to ask a park
environment ranger on your travels.
• Learn to be sAfE in parks
and on trails, rivers and beaches
After you’ve completed each activity, have
1 your passport stamped by a park host or park
employee. When four out of the six boxes on the
page are stamped, show it to a park host or park
staff person to get a Junior Ranger badge and
learn the secret Junior Ranger greeting. come Visit me online!
Oregon Parks and Recreation
On your next camping trip, complete the For Junior Ranger activities and adventures
second passport page and receive a J.R. wooden all year ’round, you can visit J.R. Beaver online at
pencil and a J.R. decal. www.jrbeaver.org
On your third park visit, finish the last passport
page. Show your completed passport to a park Printed on Recycled Paper
host or park staff person to get a Junior Ranger This publication is available in alternative formats on request.
patch and a special certificate signed by J.R. Write to: OPRD, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301;
Beaver himself! or call (503) 986-0707 (for the hearing impaired 1-800-735-2900).