Priceless places,
priceless memories.

National parks represent the best of America. Why do you care about protecting and preserving them? Tell us why parks matter to you!

{{ active ? "Cancel" : "Begin"}}

Success! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

You’ll be notified by email when your story is approved and added to the collection on the My Park Story homepage.

In the meantime, you can share your own story page with your family and friends — and help us spread the word about these priceless memories and priceless places!

Here’s your unique story page link:

{{ storyUrl }}

* indicates Required fields

Click to choose a file to upload

Submitting your story means that you agree to our Terms of Service

Filter by
or filter by
  • Greetings from Arches National Park

    After a 6000-mile road trip through more than a dozen national parks and monuments (Mt. Rainier to Saguarro), I commissioned my painter friend, Connie Brown, to map the "spellbound" tour, using photographs I had taken as models for her border vignettes. This is her fabulous masterpiece!

  • Greetings from Death Valley National Park

    We visited Death Valley many years ago and toured Scotty's Castle. In October 2015 there was a historic flash flood that caused millions in damages. The park service has a site with videos and shows their valiant effort at restoration. I want to praise each and every one of those…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    A few years ago, our 8 year old granddaughter said to my husband, 'Grandpa, will you take me to the Grand Canyon'? He couldn't say no. We planned a 20 day cross country trip. We visited Rocky Mountain NP, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Glen Canyon NRA, both rims on the…

  • Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

    Just before school began, my family took a trip up to Washington. Our first stop was the visitor center at Paradise where we checked out the films and some interactive exhibits. After orienting ourself with one of the maps, we set out on our hike where we were quickly blown…

  • Greetings from Olympic National Park

    As a lover of ecology and biological diversity, the rainforest is one of my favorite habitats to explore and to study. My world travels have taken me to many tropical rainforests – in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Yet the temperate rainforest closer to my home in the Pacific…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park holds a very special place in my heart. In the mid-1960’s, between my Jr. and Sr. years in college, I volunteered with the National Council of Churches Ministries in the National Parks as a religious service music coordinator and was assigned to Many Glacier Hotel in Montana.…

  • Greetings from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    I lost my fiancé and my mother two weeks apart. Two years later, I drove West for a wedding, to help a friend, and to meet some new friends. I grew up in Illinois. I have always liked the mountains, but the Rockies seemed to swallow me up. I have…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    After leaving the van at the base of the trail gate at the Glacier National Park, I was met with a swarm of mosquitos eagerly waiting for their next meal. I hastily put on my jacket and applied the mosquito repellant I brought with me from the San Francisco Bay…

Pagination

Donate

Preserve Our Parks

Make a tax-deductible gift today to provide a brighter future for our national parks and the millions of Americans who enjoy them.

Donate Now