• 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 »

Park Statistics

Fact Sheet - Read quick statistics about Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Acreage
Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects nearly 33,000 acres. Approximately 2400 acres of land remain in private ownership, representing roughly 5% of total park acreage.

Designations
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area - December 27, 1974

Cuyahoga Valley National Park - October 11, 2000

Visitation
Cuyahoga Valley National Park generally receives more than 2.2 million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most-visited national parks in the United States.

The National Park Service Public Use Statistics website includes detailed visitation data for Cuyahoga Valley from 1978 to the present, as well as statistics for other National Park Service areas.

Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.