Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Just For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger

Pick up an activity newspaper at any park visitor center and start earning your official NPS Junior Ranger badge. Learn about American Indian tribes, early settlers, animal habits, glaciers and other fascinating topics. When you answer all the questions in the newspaper, turn it in at a visitor center to receive your badge. A $1 donation to the park is requested. Or join a ranger-led program for a fun and educational two hour program just for kids between the ages of eight and 12.

Listen to Campfire Stories

Rangers visit park campgrounds to share informative stories during evening programs. You'll hear about wildlife, geology, early explorers, American Indians and other favorite Grand Teton tales. Most campgrounds have nightly talks or slide-show presentations. Check the Teewinot newspaper for what's happening at a campground near you.

Explore Elk Island

Tour boats from Colter Bay Village Marina visit this big island in the middle of Jackson Lake (cruise includes breakfast or dinner). You can also rent a boat on your own and bring a picnic to the island. To book a boat tour, please call the Grand Teton Lodge Company at (307) 543-3100.

Land the Big One!

Kids under 14 years old fish for free in park waters as long as someone older, with a valid Wyoming fishing license, tags along. Guided lake and river fishing trips and lake boat rentals are available (see the park newspaper or ask at a visitor center). Kids 14 to 18 years old pay reduced rates for their fishing licenses.