• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Trail Closures

    The Towpath Trail will be closed during the day at Bath Rd for repair, Mon-Tue, 7/21-7/22, between Ira and Bath roads for repair. No detour. Ira parking lot open. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Closed.

  • Quick Road Closure

    Quick Road is closed from Akron Peninsula Road to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, Ju7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Scouting

Scout Ranger Patch

Boy Scouts

Become a Scout Ranger! Explore the national parks; learn about the National Park Service mission; and help protect the nation's natural, cultural, and historic resources. Participate in a volunteer service project and/or educational program to earn a certificate or patch.

 
Eagle Scout Logo

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.


 
Girl Scout Ranger Patch

Girl Scouts

Become a Girl Scout Ranger! Discover your national parks; learn about the mission of the National Park Service; and help protect the nation's natural, cultural, and historical resources. Earn a certificate or patch by participating in educational programs and/or volunteer service projects.

 
Girls Scout Medals

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?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."