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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Heaven on Earth
Sara Vasicek , August 30, 2013
Visited Yosemite for the first time in late May with my Dad and my daughter. It was breathtaking, energizing, and humbling to spend time in that beautiful place. Thanks be to those who had the foresight to recognize that these U.S. treasures...
My Parks Experiences
Mona Leitner , August 30, 2013
Some of my happiest childhood memories are of my family's trips to many of our National Parks. I remember being awed by the incredible beauty and geologic diversity of Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon Parks. I still remember the kindness...
Why I Give
Jim Boone , August 30, 2013
The National Parks are special places where we can go to rest, relax, and rejuvenate our souls. Whether we visit the parks in person or draw inspiration from images (movies, calendars, magazines, pictures hanging in the office hall), we all...
Shared Heritage
Diana Lindvall , August 30, 2013
I have wonderful memories of visiting the National Parks in California as a child with my parents and later with my own children all around the country. I've lived in and visited many states, and I know how very important the parks are to our...
Park Visitor
Rose , August 29, 2013
From the time my daughter was 8 years old, until she went off to College, we spent our annual 3-week vacations traveling around the country and visiting all the National Parks along the way. We hit every one of the 48 contiguous states, all the...
Nature Lover
Vicky , August 29, 2013
I donated in honor of my wonderful dad who loved Yellowstone Park! He worked there before serving in WWII and then again the 8 years before he passed away. His car had several NPCA stickers on the window! As children, we looked forward to going to...
Part of the solution, less of the problem
Cindy Davis , August 29, 2013
My family has been going to Yosemite National Park since the early 1920's and my personal love affair with Yosemite started when I was in high school. When I left the SF Bay Area to start my new life in Washington State, Mount Rainier National...
Memorable Vacations
judith , August 29, 2013
When our sons were young, we camped in several National Parks, such as Acadia, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. It was affordable and provided happy memories for us even now some 40 years later. My husband and continued to enjoy the parks even when...
God's Gift
Amelita , August 29, 2013
I love the National Parks. When I'm in the park ( Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Yosemite , Sequoia, Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore ) I feel I'm in the presence of my Almighty God. I feel all the love He has for me in the beauty and wonder that surrounds me...
Please go GREEN!!
Janie Schildge , August 29, 2013
As one of three daughters of a college professor, I was raised on our country's National Parks as destinations for camping and exploring the west. We have hiked down the Grand Canyon, climbed in Yosemite, explored the geysers of Yellowstone and...
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