Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure
A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »
Plateau Trail Partial Closure
The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »
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 »
Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!
Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.
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 »
Public Meetings for Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, (440) 546-5995, (440) 343-7355
Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service (NPS) published a Notice of Availability of the Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 60-day public review and comment period, beginning July 26, 2013 and ending September 24, 2013.
Public open house meetings will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. All media are invited for interviews and questions beginning one hour prior to the public open house meetings. All meetings will be held at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road (State Route 303), 1-mile west of State Route 8, Peninsula, Ohio 44264.
The Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement is currently available for public review and comment. Digital copies are available for download from the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) web site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/cuvadeerplan. You may provide comments through this PEPC site (preferred); at the public open house or by mail to:
For additional questions, please contact Lisa Petit, PhD, Chief, Resource Management at 440-546-5970 or 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?
The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.