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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Preserving the past for the future
Steve Zeoli , October 17, 2013
I've visited and enjoyed so many of our National Parks in the past five decades that I feel it is my responsibility to help, even in this small way, to pass on this rich heritage to future Americans. National Parks are the best idea America has...
National Treasures
GL Cluff , October 16, 2013
I just watched the NPX film concerning the federal shutdown which just ended. NPS employees did not cause the parks to close, but certainly took the brunt of the frustration from visitors, including a Representative from Texas who helped to cause...
Lynne , October 14, 2013
I am so disappointed when our government finds it necessary to close down the parks because of insufficient funding. I can't think of a greater loss to citizenry. Nature is real; the beauty overwhelming; the quiet soothing; the animals charming....
A Place That Holds My Heart
Emma O'Connor , October 12, 2013
I donated to the National Parks Conservation Association because of my love for the parks, most specifically Glacier National Park. As an Iowan, my first experiences in the mountains were nothing but amazing, every breath of fresh air was so...
Fall Color
Stephanie , October 10, 2013
If you have ever experienced the Smokies in fall splendor or watched the sunrise color a field in Cades Cove, you know why I support NPCA. If you have not had such an experience, you are the reason it is vital to continue to support NPCA and our...
People care
Chuck , October 9, 2013
I have been a member of the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg for many years and have seen the difference they have made. You can not depend on the National Government to take care of our American heritage. If the buck does not go into...
L. Gangi , October 7, 2013
This past June I spent 9 days in Yellowstone and what a trip it was. I was impressed with how well cared for the park was and that this needs to continue into future. It was clean and well run. The wildlife viewing was incredible along with the...
America's Best Idea
Kent McDonald , October 5, 2013
After a couple of trips to Rocky Mountain National Park, seeing Ken Burn's Mini Series on the National Parks, and reflecting on how visiting National Parks helps me keep things in perspective and connect with myself, I made it my goal to visit...
Places of peace
Kay Swift , October 3, 2013
My earliest memories of family "get-aways" are all of trips to National Parks. If I could, I'd just be a gypsy and go from park to park. I think people are at their best when they are surrounded by the natural world. These places of beauty and...
D Gehgan Heim , October 3, 2013
National Parks, Monuments and Historic places in our country are our right to preserve and share through respect, enjoyment and learning about our culture life and history. We pay taxes for many areas of our Government and we deserve to keep our...
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