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Virginia Kendall Area Short-term Closures

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Date: September 18, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service announces short-term closures in the Virginia Kendall Area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The closures are necessary for paving and storm improvements at the Octagon Shelter, Ritchie Ledges, and Virginia Kendall Lake.

Closure Schedule:
Limited access to parking lot.
Virginia Kendall Lake: Tuesday, September 24 through Friday, October 4

Full closure. No public access due to paving.
Octagon Shelter: Tuesday, September 24 through Wednesday, October 2
Ritchie Ledges: Thursday, October 3 through Thursday, October 10
Virginia Kendall Lake: Friday, October 11 through Friday, October 18

These closures will not affect the trail system or use of restrooms at Virginia Kendall Lake, Octagon or Ledges Shelter. Reservations booked at the shelters will be honored.

Closure schedule is weather dependent. Check www.nps.gov/cuva for updates.

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.

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Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.