• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Picnic Area Park Lot CLosed - Plateau Trail Loop Affected

    Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. 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.

 
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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?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.