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 »
Camping & Lodging
Stanford Backcountry Campsites
Five primitive campsites are available for distance hikers and bicyclists using the Towpath and backcountry trails only. Drive-up use is not permitted. There is a maximum of two tents and six people per site, with a maximum 10 nights stay per season. Water and chemical toilets are available.
Camping is by reservation only. Reservations must be made at least three days in advance by contacting the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Reservation Coordinator's Office at (330) 657-2909, ext. 119, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Each campsite is $18/day, $15 for Conservancy members.
Walk-up campers can check campsite availability at Stanford House Office, located next door to Stanford House, weekdays, 4 - 7 p.m, and weekends, 3 - 7 p.m.
For more details visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
There are other Towpath Trail camping opportunities for persons planning a trip:
Recreational Vehicle Day Parking in the Park
Lodging in the Park
NPS Ted Toth
In addition to individual room rentals, the entire facility may be rented for business meetings, overnight retreats, and family gatherings. To make reservations, please contact the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National park's reservations coordinator at (330) 657-2909 ext 119 or email us at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".