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 »
National Park Offers Sign Language Interpretation for Special Event
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) strives to remove barriers and build enjoyable experiences for everyone. This summer, the park will present its very popular Campfire Tales complete with American Sign Language interpreters. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. We'll play games on the Ledges lawn, and then light the campfire and share some good old-fashioned campfire tales. Afterwards, enjoy the tranquility of an evening in your national park. Alcohol is prohibited. Meet at the Ledges Shelter, 6 p.m. for family activities, and 7 p.m. for the campfire.
The Ledges Shelter is located on Truxell / Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.
If you or your organization have suggestions for programming that makes the national park more accessible to visitors with special needs, contact Park Ranger Margaret Adams at 216-524-1497, ext. 225 or email e-mail us.
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?
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."