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 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...
LOST BOY FOUND BY THE RIVER
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...
Travel
Jon&Maggie , March 23, 2013
We are changing our travel plans and staying state side and traveling AMERICA with a visit to lake Powell,Bryson, and other areas this Fall Just how many castles can you see?
Beautiful Yosemite
Karen P. O'Connor , March 19, 2013
My women friends and I go hiking and camping for one week every year--often in and near Yosemite National Park. It's my pleasure to support the NPCA as my thank you for maintaining this beautiful site and other national parks around the country.
To Honor the Memory of Bill Heerman
Dub Taft , March 19, 2013
Bill Heerman was a talented artist, writer, web designer, and photographer. And he was a wonderful champion for our National Parks. He was able to capture the beauty of these national treasures in the photographs he brought back to share with his...
My Backyard National Park
P.L.Karie , March 16, 2013
Fire changes the landscapes of our Parks, our lives. This is My Park. I live less than an hour away and spend many hours each month in Rocky Mountain National Park. This Park that is the second most visited Park on Earth has just lost nearly $1...
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