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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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...
I love National Parks
Cory Parks , March 7, 2013
I have donated to NPCA because I love national parks and I live about 40 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and I just love the mountains and I would hate to see the parks lose funding. I love hiking in that park and all the...
Jim & Pat Dawkins , March 2, 2013
Our donation is in memory of our dear friend, Mr. Richard Lee Moore. Richard was a biology teacher and had a lifetime interest in nature. He enjoyed the National Parks and the access they provided throughout his life. We hope our small donation...
Suzanne Pecharich , February 22, 2013
Thank you NPCA for protecting our National Parks....My husband and I and our children will always remember our family vacation out west....fantastic memories of Yellowstone Park and other places....beautiful scenery, hiking, animal life, camping...
Forty + years on the road
William F. Parrish , February 21, 2013
With a $39 tent in 1967, we began our tour of the State and National Parks with our children; boy 7, girl 5. Employment with DNR meant little money but time off so that tent made it possible to travel the country from East to West with no problem...
Garrett Radke , February 21, 2013
I am an official National Park Service Photographer. A big part of my job is to capture moments of people appreciating our national parks. I am the photographer and the NPS owns the copyright to this picture. It has been made public domain and...
sunrise at Lake McDonald
Joan Judd , February 21, 2013
just at the end of the devastating season of fires in the summer 2006.
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