Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
COURTESY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Becoming an Eagle Scout is a great accomplishment. Less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout Award, making Scouting's highest rank a rare honor. Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers many opportunities to complete Eagle Scout Service Projects. Eagle Scouts in the past have completed such projects as rehabilitating brick walkways, building safety fences, and upgrading trails. Please submit a completed BSA Eagle Scout Application to Park Ranger Josh Bates at e-mail us or mail to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Attn: Josh Bates, 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141.
Are you already an Eagle Scout? The National Park Service would like to congratulate you with a Certificate of Recognition.
COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Earning the Gold Award is a great achievement and is rooted in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers many opportunities to complete Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Projects. In order to process all requests for projects please submit a completed Going for the Gold Application to Park Ranger Josh Bates or mail to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Attn: Josh Bates, 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141.
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".