Quotes Inspired by National Parks: Beauty and Importance

“However orderly your excursions or aimless, again and again amid the calmest, stillest scenery you will be brought to a standstill hushed and awe-stricken before phenomena wholly new to you.”

—- Naturalist John Muir, writing about Yellowstone National Park in 1889

“Within National Parks is room — glorious room — room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve.”

— Enos Mills (1870-1922),
American naturalist,
author and primary creator
of Rocky Mountain National Park

“A sort of national property, in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy.”

— William Wordsworth, writing of the concept of a national park in the Lake District in “A guide through the district of the lakes in the north of England,” 1835
Yosemite National Park, California

“There is nothing so American as our national parks… The fundamental idea behind the parks… is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.”

— President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934
Acadia National Park, Maine

“National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.”

— President John F. Kennedy,
World Conference
on National Parks, 1962
Yellowstone National Park,
Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

Our National Parks have long been a source of inspiration. Many famous people have commented about their marvelous beauty and the importance they have to the American people. I encourage you to make the time to visit our many National Parks. There’s probably I within a reasonable distance to your home. The United States alone has 63 national parks. These national parks are Congressionally-designated protected areas operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National Parks are designated for their natural beauty, unique geological features, diverse ecosystems, and recreational opportunities.

God bless. Thank you! Remember I appreciate y’all.

National Park Service

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