Partial Riverview Road Closure - Updated 11/20/13
Curb, guiderail, and paving work has started on Riverview Rd between Fitzwater and Brookside roads. The road is closed to northbound traffic but remains open southbound. Work is expected to be completed by the second week of December due to weather delays 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 »
Laws & Policies
A number of laws and policies guide the management of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, starting with the enabling legislation that created the national park.
Name Change Legislation by U.S. Congress
Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations. The Superintendent's Compendium is the document that spells out Cuyahoga Valley National Park's regulations.
Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry. Refer to the Ohio Revised Code for more information.
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those facilities are marked with signs at all public entrances. This includes, but is not limited to, Park Headquarters buildings, Happy Days Lodge, Canal Visitor Center, Boston Store Visitor Center, Peninsula Depot Visitor Center, and Hunt Farm Visitor Center. It is also illegal to possess firearms within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center property. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.
Hunting is Prohibited in the Park: Federal law prohibits hunting and the discharge of firearms in the park. Refer to 36 CFR 2.2(a)(1) and 36 CFR 2.4(a)(1)(iii).
Contact Information: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Chief Ranger's Office at (440) 546-5940 or (440) 546-5944
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.