• Image of bluebells in the spring

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Copyright Restrictions by Photographer

Copyright restrictions apply to the work of the following photographers:

 

John Fitzpatrick
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to fitz@wans.net. Photo credit must be given. Either "©John Fitzpatrick" or "Photo by John Fitzpatrick" is acceptable.

Sara Guren
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to sara@saraguren.com. Photo credit must be given. Either "©Sara Guren" or "Photo by Sara Guren" is acceptable.

Tom Jones
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to buckeyephotos@yahoo.com. Photo credit must be given. Either "©Tom Jones" or "Photo by Tom Jones" is acceptable.

Steve Paddon
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to steve.paddon@perkinelmer.com. Photo credit must be given. Either "©Steve Paddon" or "Photo by Steve Paddon" is acceptable.

Denny Reiser
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to denny_reiser@yahoo.com. Photo credit must be given as "©D.J.Reiser".

Jack Rigby
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to rico1951@mac.com. Photo credit must be given. Either "©Jack Rigby" or "Photo by Jack Rigby" is acceptable.

Jim Schmidt
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to jim_schmidt_cvps@msn.com. Photo credit must be given. Either "©Jim Schmidt" or "Photo by Jim Schmidt" is acceptable.

Ed Tourek
Images Copyright 2007 Ed Toerek. Images may be reproduced solely for noncommercial purposes related to promotion of or publication of news about the National Park Service or the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with attribution to the copyright holder as follows: "Image Copyright 2007 Ed Toerek" or "Image ©2007 Ed Toerek". All other reproductions, duplications or displays of the images are prohibited without written permission from the copyright holder. Contact copyright holder at toerek@roadrunner.com.

Bruce Winges
Photo may be used for noncommercial publications and websites by the National Park Service and affiliated nonprofit organizations to promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Up to four images per article may be used by news media. Any other uses must be negotiated with the copyright owner by writing to e-mail us. Photo credit must be given. Either "©Bruce Winges" or "Photo by Bruce Winges" is acceptable.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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.