With summertime in full swing and kids itching to explore, families are heading out to Texas State Parks and looking for new trails to hike, rivers to swim and other activities to enjoy. This summer, Texas Parks and Wildlife is introducing the Texas State Parks Junior Ranger Explorer Packs at 30 parks across the state. The new packs will give
kids a chance to explore state parks like a park ranger.
Parents can borrow the free activity pack for kids to use, which 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 water and snacks.
State parks in the region offering Junior Ranger Explorer Packs for free checkout are Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Cooper Lake, Daingerfield, Eisenhower, Fairfield, McKinney Falls, Ray Roberts Lake, South Llano River and Tyler.
For more information, call 512-389-4880 or visit the Junior Ranger page at tpwd.state.tx.us.