Shared Stories

Welcome to our Shared Stories section, where visitors to our parks and NPCA donors have chosen to share their thoughts and stories regarding our National Parks! Thank you to all who have shared their story with the rest of us!

Want to share your own story of a park visit or perhaps a reason why you support NPCA? Click below to share your own story with others!

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Its a Neighborhood
Larry Bloom , April 20, 2014
I want to retire to a place where its totally peaceful, visually scenic, and well-protected. Its a neighborhood without the neighbors and if a bear or 2 comes along so be it, bears will keep away the thieves.
For my Grandsom
Danny , April 19, 2014
My wife and I love travelling to our national parks. They are treasures that must be preserved for future generations. I want my grandson to experience the same wonderment that we have.
Duty
Mark , April 10, 2014
It is our responsibility and duty to preserve and protect what cannot be easily or ever restored. Our picture: Joshua Tree NP
Ardent
Virginia H. Bennett , April 8, 2014
All of my life, I have been an ardent Nature-lover and bird-watcher. I have had the privilege to visit many national parks and derived great joy from seeing their majestic beauty and observing the wildlife freely roaming in them. I would hate to...
Item on my bucket list
Paul Wilding , April 8, 2014
Several years ago I was able to cross off one item on my bucket list. I had retired and was able to be a seasonal ranger at the Peaks of Otter area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. My main job was to interpret an 1800's mountain farm. The visitors were...
Thank you for your priceless leadership!
David Romain , April 8, 2014
Sorry we cannot contribute more this year, but we will be out of the country, volunteering to work with children in one of the poorer countries of Central America. We have learned a great deal from your examples and encouragement to bring more...
Favorite State Park
Byron , March 25, 2014
My wife and I have traveled over most of the states and have enjoyed the state parks therein. The Tetons are our favorite and taking our camper, we often camp within the state parks themselves. One event that comes to mind was when we were in...
In Memorandum of Richard Wolfe
Lars Michigan , March 18, 2014
It’s an odd story involving a 1989 Toyota Cressida I bought but, it's my privilege to give a gift to support and maintain our national parks in honor to a man who loved our beautiful national parks and who took pride in keeping his car just as...
Hiking
Bill Pease , March 10, 2014
Our family of four has treasured memories of the great parks. A morning hike down the Grand Canyon followed by (years later) a morning hike up to a glacier. Those folks walking the edge of a waterfall were beyond my comfort level, but good for...
Why I Give
Stephen Chase , December 18, 2013
My wife and I love the national parks. We have been to the great smoky mtn national park many times and never get over the beauty of the park. Our visit to the Grand Canyon was breath taking and we will never forget it. Everglades national park...
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