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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OUR Parks
Gail Walldorf Wilkerson , May 23, 2013
As a child, as my family traveled across the country, some of the most memorable trips and places visited, were the national parks. So I took my chilren to visit them also because I wanted them to have the same wonderful memories of this...
From Sea to Shining Sea
Deborah Schaefer , May 20, 2013
America the Beautiful - How lucky we are that our forefathers cared enough about this great land to preserve it's natural beauty for us to enjoy. Theodore Roosevelt treasured the American wilderness and spearheaded the efforts to conserve it as...
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Leslie Fonseca , May 10, 2013
My Husband, daughter and I love to travel. We go all over the world, but some of the most amazing sights we have seen have been in our own National Parks. Watching the bears fish for salmon at Katmai, hiking through Zion, rock climbing in Acadia,...
Marylu Max , May 7, 2013
WOW !!! Need I say more !!!
Restore Lake Texoma State Park
Stephen Willis , April 20, 2013
Public Parks are targeted for privatization and we need increase funding for all parks to immunize them from unscrupulous developers and the politicians they own. Lake Texoma State Park was once a national park before it was entrusted to the...
Michael Novograblenof , April 25, 2013
I Love this wonderful Planet we live on, and all the life on it. If we can protect some of it in any way, then I want to do that. The respect for everything on our Planet is sadly missing by many, but we can make a difference by protecting and...
For the Love of Nature
Susan Nicholson , April 20, 2013
For the love and the beauty of nature, for the pure joy of exploring. For the excitement of finding so new to me places. For the joy and the excitement that by giving my great grandsons Mikeal age 2 and Wyatt age 8 mo, will have all this in their...
Never Better!
Travis Owen , April 16, 2013
I have spent the last eight years living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During this time, my most fond memories certainly revolve around the access to the National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. I'm not sure if there are any parks more...
Blue Ridge Parkway
Lee Reed , May 29, 2013
My significant other and I have been going to the Blue Ridge Mountains at least twice a year and sometimes up to four times a year. We live on the east coast of Florida, so it takes us about 11 hours of driving time to get to our destination which...
Adding power to the voice
Sue Marshall , April 13, 2013
I love the national parks. My partner (at the time) and I took our two daughters on a month long cross country camping trip. We stayed/saw eleven national parks and drove through twenty-two states on our adventure. We really had the opportunity...
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