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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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...
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...
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.
For June
Larry Navoy , August 22, 2013
My gift is honor of June Lossmann who will be soon celebrating her 98th birthday and regularly supports the National Parks Conservation Association.
Have an Adventure, Make New Friends, Do the Impossible
Carrie C. , August 18, 2013
I just got back from my very first trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky with my boyfriend. We had made our reservations a while back and for the past week we had been checking our camping gear and double and triple checking our to-pack...
Willard Marlow , August 15, 2013
Joining is the right thing to do!
Enjoy, protect, preserve, and strengthen our National Parks, Seashores, Monuments, Historic Sites, and other public lands!
J.C. , August 8, 2013
Our National Parks and other federal public lands are facing devastating and unnecessary harm due to forced budget cuts by Congress and the actions of various destructive, short-sighted special interests like the mining and oil & natural gas...
Road trip
captainvarga , August 6, 2013
It’s a most beautiful experience driving through a National Park, makes me want to stay and be a part of it.
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