• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Valley Picnic Area Park Lot CLosed - Plateau Trail Loop Affected

    Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

  • 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 »

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September 23, 2014
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys With Special Dinner in the Valley
Entertain your taste buds before enjoying authentic Cajun music.

September 23, 2014
Celebrate National Public Lands Day by Volunteering in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014, by volunteering to repair trails and restore native habitat in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

September 23, 2014
Short-term Closure for Valley Picnic Area and Plateau Trail Loop
Short-term closure in place for Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot off Riverview Road unil 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2.

August 29, 2014
Search for Missing Woman Concludes
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has confirmed that the body found on Thursday, August 28 is missing person Hillary K. Sharma, age 30 of Eastlake.

August 29, 2014
Body Recovered in Cuyahoga River
At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014, the National Park Service and several agencies recovered a body in the Cuyahoga River north of Highland Road Bridge in Brecksville.

August 24, 2014
Search for Missing Woman Continues August 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Assistance from experienced river paddlers is being sought in the search for Hillary K. Sharma.

August 24, 2014
Search for Missing Woman Continues August 24, 2014
The search for Hillary K. Sharma continues in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

August 22, 2014
Free Yoga Offered This Fall in Your National Park
Join certified yoga Instructor Nancy Holland for FREE yoga on Wednesdays in September.

August 15, 2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hours for Fall 2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park announces the following visitor services for the months of September, October, and November.

August 14, 2014
National Park’s Fall 2014 Schedule of Events Now Available
The fall 2014 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now available.

August 06, 2014
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Welcomes Historic Steam Engine to Cuyahoga Valley National Park During First Two Weekends of September
Event features the largest steam locomotive east of the Mississippi

July 25, 2014
Investigators Seek Assistance In Solving Arsons In Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Investigators Seek Assistance In Solving Arsons In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

July 07, 2014
Countryside Conservancy Announces New Classes for Fall
Countryside U Lineup Includes Cheesemaking, Fermentation

July 03, 2014
Popular Footbridge Closed in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Due to high water, the National Park Service announces the closure of the fiberglass footbridge that crosses over Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail.

July 03, 2014
NPS Seeking Information About Historic Structure Fire
On Saturday, June 21, an unoccupied structure in Cuyahoga Valley National Park burned to the ground.

July 01, 2014
Countryside Conservancy Welcomes New Farm to National Park
Spice Acres joins the Countryside Initiative program

May 13, 2014
Habitat Restoration Opportunities
Help preserve biodiversity in your national park!

April 18, 2014
Art @ M.D. Garage 2014 Season Announced
Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

April 08, 2014
2014 Questing Season Begins
The fourth full season of Canalway Questing, an interactive recreational activity in Northeast Ohio, starts Tuesday, April 15, through Saturday, November 15.

March 13, 2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranks Eleventh in Visitation
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is rated as the eleventh most visited national park with 2,103,010 visits in 2013.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Cuyahoga Valley National Park creates $137 million in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 2054 jobs in local economy

February 11, 2014
Volunteers and Hours Increase In FY13
7% increase in volunteers and a 3% increase in volunteer hours

December 17, 2013
Trail Plan Finalized
Record of Decision for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Final Trail Management Plan

August 23, 2012
We’re Turning 96!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Celebrates 96th Birthday of the National Park Service

Did You Know?

Image of Civilian Conservation Corps statue outside Happy Days Visitor Center.

During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.