Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

Junior Naturalist Club

Self Guided Adventures

This program is being phased out to make way for the State Parks Junior Ranger Youth Explorer Program using the Junior Ranger Journals.

We have provided the link for the Jr. Ranger Journals, so you can print it, but do not currently have them or the buttons in stock.

The Junior Naturalist Club consists of three self guided adventures in the park, each ending with a unique patch.  Choose from the three patches according to difficulty and time involvement.

  • RACCOON   Eventually we will run out of raccoon patches. Get your patch while you still can!

  • BOBCAT   Eventually we will run out of bobcat patches. Get your patch while you still can!


All patch adventures can be completed in a day or weekend visit.  The guided hike can only be done when Nature Center is open and hike is presented.

Print a patch checklist and safety checklists. Take them to the park and get started!

Upon completion, turn in your checklist at the Nature Center's front desk.

Nature Center hours
Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Updated: Feb 25, 2017