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 »
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day 2013 at Your National Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio - On Saturday, April 20, 2013 celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) with a day full of FREE programs and special events. The National Park Service (NPS) sponsors the Junior Ranger program to help children explore and discover their national parks. Through park-specific activities, children learn about the special places preserved by NPS and in turn become "Junior Rangers" to help protect these areas for the future.
Child-friendly activities and games will be on going from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Ledges Shelter in Peninsula. Enjoy cake and ice cream, visit station activities, and have fun with other Junior Rangers! Participants can earn a Junior Ranger badge by attending any of the day's programs and activities and/or completing the Junior Ranger Handbook activities or Junior Ranger, Jr. activity cards. Junior Rangers that have badges from other parks are encouraged to wear them. We will award prizes for the most badges and patches, the youngest and oldest Junior Rangers, and more! A Junior Ranger swearing in ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Ledges Shelter is located at Truxell/ Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.
In addition to the activities and swearing-in ceremony at Happy Days Lodge, there are two other free Junior Ranger programs on Saturday, April 20:
Bring on the Bugs
Junior Ranger, Jr.: Amazing Air
Space is limited and registration is necessary for these two events. A parent or guardian is required to attend programs with participating children. To register, call 800- 642-3297 ext. 100. Locations provided when registering.
Other Free Junior Ranger Spring Family Programs:
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, May 18
Program locations are given upon registration. A parent or guardian is required to attend programs with participating children. To register call 330-657-2796 ext. 100.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.
Did You Know?
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.