• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • 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 »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

Kendall Lake Dam Project

2003 Flooding Damage to Kendall Lake Dam

2003 Flooding Damage to Kendall Lake Dam

NPS COLLECTION

The National Park Service strengthened the Kendall Lake Dam that was overtopped by flooding in 2003.

 

The National Park Service has completed its work correcting hydrologic deficiencies of the Virginia Kendall Lake dam and dredging sediments from the lake bottom. While lake levels were lowered during construction, approximately 4,500 native warm water fish were collected and transferred from the lake to other locations. Fingerling size largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish will be re-stocked in 2010. Therefore, the lake is closed to all fishing beginning March 15, 2010 and will remain closed for 3 to 4 years in order to protect and restore the native fish community while they grow to a catchable size and provide for future quality fishing opportunities.

Kendall Lake Dam is located at 1000 Kendall Park Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264.

 

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."