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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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...
Our America
D. Roberts , April 13, 2013
I give to help ensure protection of our heritage from corporate greed and mismanagement. It's our place(s) to go for retreat from the rat race of daily reality. It's protection for the many wildlife that is their home. If we who love the parks...
It is nature that keeps me sane
Connie Huebner , April 12, 2013
I rely on being in nature to stay sane. I am a nature photographer. I go out in any weather. I absolutely love the photography (and first-rate layout) in this organization's magazine. Kudos to you!! Preserving our natural heritage means everything...
ROBERT ROMAN , April 5, 2013
i will never forget the day i got lost at bear mountain state park at the tender age of 10 .. While everyone ( EVERYONE!) Police, fireman, family, friends and strangers looked up and down throughout the park, little me was sitting by a river of...
Viva National Parks
Alison G , March 24, 2013
National Parks are awesome. we need more in life than blacktop and cookie cutter homes. Viva National Parks!!!
Family Camping Tradition
Sue Smith , March 23, 2013
Our kids grew up in the National Parks along the Blue Ridge Parkway! We started camping in tents, graduated to pop ups and then to travel trailers! None of us were allowed anything electronic while in the parks. Now grown our kids can't think...
We Love The Natural Legacies
Bob Sessions , March 23, 2013
My wife is a travel writer and we travel widely to a great variety of venues, ranging from high end hotels and touristy destinations to simple Amish farms. The places we love best are those that have been preserved for their natural wonders and...
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