Desoto State Park

Junior Ranger Adventure Series: Animal Investigations (Scat, Tracks, & Other Clues)

Event Dates:
July 11, 2024, 11:00 am
July 11, 2024, 2:00 pm
DSP Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Adventure Series: Animal Investigations (Scat, Tracks, & Other Clues)

This once-a-month hike is designed for explorers aged 3 to 103! Participants will have the opportunity to earn the coveted DeSoto State Park Junior Ranger Patch while discovering the wonders of nature and the park's historical treasures.

DSP Assistant Naturalist Mirandi Watson will be guiding this fun hike, geared toward all ages. This program will begin with an overview of the DSP Jr Ranger Program and will hike along different trails and focus on several topics in the booklet.

About the hike: the hike is considered moderate, because of the uneven, rocky terrain. Each month will utilize a different trail in the park, be beginner friendly, and be between 1-3 miles each. We will take our time, so this hike is good for all skill levels. 

What to bring: Backpack with plenty of water, lunch, snacks. And a journal with a pen or pencil. Closed-toed shoes.

Date: July 11, 2024

Time: 11:00-2:00 (CST)

Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at the Benefield Nature Center next to the Country Store on County Road 89

Fee: Free, but RSVP is required, so we know how many to expect. 

RSVP here:


Due to the nature of this hike only thunderstorms will cancel this event.  Please dress accordingly.