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 »
Human Remains Found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Contact: Jennie Vasarhelyi, CVNP, 440-546-5990, 440-343-7352 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio – Human remains have been found near the Valley Picnic Area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The National Park Service is the lead agency on an investigation with support from the FBI Evidence Response Team and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Around 5 p.m. on Monday, September 9, two hikers reported finding a possible human jawbone near the Valley Picnic Area. The National Park Service has confirmed that the remains are human and initiated an investigation. On Tuesday, September 10, the FBI Evidence Response Team began a search of the area and has found additional human remains and clothing. Identity and cause of death are not known at this time. However, the case is being treated as a homicide until proven otherwise.
The Valley Picnic Area is located on Riverview Road in Boston Township. The Valley Picnic Area and Oak Hill Trail System are closed until further notice.
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.
Did You Know?
November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.