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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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...
Glenn Bailye , August 28, 2013
While my four daughters were growing up, we had taken a few different types of summer trips. Out of all the different trips, the trips they talk about the most, are the trips where we traveled in a small motor home to the national parks around...
mamma & cubs
Linda Mitchell , August 23, 2013
The video says it all! We go to.... As I watched the progression of photos I recognized many sights we have seen and loved on our trips to so many of the National Parks. I stamp my NP book at each visitor center and have the possibly unrealistic...
I love them!
Rosie , August 22, 2013
I have never been to a National Park that I didn't like. Each one is unique and special and deserving of our protection. The parks are a national treasure. Let's take care of them so future generations can enjoy them, too.
Beauty of the Parks
Pat Hinneburg , August 22, 2013
I have served in the Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit and spent many hours on Mt Rainer. Have been to Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon and many others. It is so wonderful to enjoy the work of God and the work of man to save our wonderful parks. Get out and...
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