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 Reopens Sections of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail at Lock 29
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service has reopened sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from Boston Store Visitor Center to Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula. This section was the last remaining closed section due to flooding in early March. The entire 20 miles of Towpath Trail in the national park is now open.
Ira Trailhead Parking Lot remains closed. To visit the Beaver Marsh, park at Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center.
Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.
For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.
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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
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."