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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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...
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...
Why I Give
Peter C. Foltz , February 12, 2014
The National Parks are one of the most important parts of the commons of the United States. Aside from the personal pleasure they have given me and my family they must be protected from the ravages of defunding in the Congress and efforts to turn...
Love The Parks
Dave Payne , November 17, 2013
I support and donate to NPCA because our parks are National Treasures and deserve all the support they can get from we, the people. In a country where the government is constantly decreasing funding for our parks, it is critical that we continue...
JJR , December 1, 2013
My husband and I have visited many national parks. Our favorite park is the Grand Canyon where we have hiked all but one of the main trails including corridor, threshold, primitive, and wild. On September 28, 2013, we started down Tanner hiking...
Mother's Influence
Connie Speake , December 14, 2013
When I was a very little child, my mother enjoyed telling us about the summers she spent in Yellowstone National Park, waiting tables at the lodge, helping with evening entertainment, and on her day off, riding horseback. We heard those wonderful...
Marianne Wilkening , December 9, 2013
My own family has always been involved with the outdoors whether in Northern Wisconsin or the woods of Illinois. However my niece & her husband spent several summer vacations in our beautiful national parks after their 2 children were grown and...
Why I give to NPCA
James Pryor , January 29, 2014
Ever since I was a little boy I have been blessed to be able to visit national parks around the country. It has long been a dream of mine to eventually visit every single unit within the national park system. Though I am by nature a conservative...
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