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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Yellowstone is my home
Richard , December 15, 2013
I worked in Yellowstone for four summers 1959-1962, my brothers worked there and my mother worked in Hamilton Stores for 10 summers. I met my wife there. I have been back many times and had the pleasure of taking my daughter and grandkids for a...
Visited Grand Canyon this Week
Paul Palmquist , November 8, 2013
This week we visited the Grand Canyon N. P. as a group of 14, who planned the trip 2 months ago. We were worried when the shutdown occurred, pleased when it ended, and hope that the Natonal Parks will be properly funded in the future. We all...
Yosemite National Park
Mr. Kit Medina , January 27, 2014
I have always been a very outdoor kind of guy. Personally I have always been more of a Ocean kind of fella but, when I met my girlfriend over a year ago, she was very big into National Parks and more of the Mountain scene. Last year, her family...
Missed Olympic Park Visit
Marcia Steinberg , October 25, 2013
When I visit one of the parks, I usually send a donation in memory of the experience. This time, however, I'm making a donation in memory of one of the parks, Olympic National Park in Washington which I could not visit on my Puget Sound cruise...
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...
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