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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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...
Park Friend
Kay , October 3, 2013
Some of the best vacations our family has ever taken have been in National Parks. The ability to get away from phones, televisions, and newspapers and become one with nature and close to your family can not be duplicated anywhere else. The history...
A way to..."get away"
Lacy Smith , October 2, 2013
Our National Parks, and for Me, "Blue Ridge Parkway", provide a way to "get way" without having to spend an "arm and a leg". Growing up within the Blue Ridge Mountain area you can't help but see God's beauty every single day... even with rain, fog...
The Dunes
Jon Laxen , October 1, 2013
The first time I ever saw something so beautiful it made my cry,was at Great Sand Dunes National Park.Enough said!Our parks are the only thing that are pure and untouched.They need to be protected and preserved until the end of time.
Because it's the right thing to do...
Bryce Holt , October 1, 2013
We're given so many chances to do the right thing. We often don't. It's how we're built; part of humanity's genealogical makeup. It was the United States government's turn to do so today, and we should all spare ourselves for once the...
Deborah McKeever , September 25, 2013
I haven't been to many different parks yet but I've been to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons Nat'l every 2-3 yrs since 1989. I go different times of yr to experience different things. From before the fire that destroyed a huge amount of the park to this...
Sharing with Others
Don Bade, Peabody, MA , September 11, 2013
My wife and I began serious National Park viewing in 1988, with the Golden Eagle Pass, and still love visiting on our vacations. At our Brooksby Village retirement community, I present my "National Park Travelogue" to fellow-residents with many...
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