Catalina State Park is currently open, however, due to the Burro Fire, the surrounding national forest lands and trails are closed.

For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger LogoIf you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Catalina State Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!

On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.

When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!

Activity Sheet Summary

It's a Saguaro's Life: Only in the Sonoran Desert can you find the Giant Saguaro Cactus! It takes a l-o-n-g time for a Saguaro to grow to full size. Help this Saguaro grow from a seed to adult by matching the description of the Saguaro’s life with the drawing that shows what is described! Place the correct number in the boxes.

Download 1-Page Activity Sheet 

Pledge & Button

Junior Ranger ButtonJunior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”

Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.

Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.