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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • 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

Primitive Camping Site

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Stanford Backcountry Campsites
2014 Open Dates:
May 23 through Friday, October 31
6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula, OH 44264

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:
For Summit County, please call (330) 867-5511.
For Stark County, please call (330) 477-3552.


Recreational Vehicle Day Parking in the Park
CVNP does not have parking spaces designated for recreational vehicles but they can be parked in the larger parking spaces at Canal Visitor Center, Station Road, Boston Store Overflow, Pine Hollow, Wetmore, Everett Road Covered Bridge, and Ira Trailhead parking lots. This parking is for day use only. Overnight RV parking is not allowed anywhere in CVNP.



 
Inn at Brandywine Falls

©TOM JONES

Lodging in the Park
Inn at Brandywine Falls
Open All Year
8230 Brandywine Road
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
(330) 467-1812
www.innatbrandywinefalls.com


Overlooking Brandywine Falls (a 65-foot natural wonder) in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this six-room bed and breakfast, built in 1848 is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been luxuriously renovated and modernized but keeps its historic Greek Revival appearance and character. It is furnished in Ohio antiques and features quality amenities and gourmet foods. The Inn at Brandywine Falls provides easy access to Brandywine Falls and nearby hiking and biking trails.

 
Stanford House

NPS Ted Toth

Stanford House
Open All Year
6093 Stanford Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
(330) 657-2909

The remodeled house is available as a high-quality day or overnight use facility, and provides moderately priced overnight accommodations for park visitors in close proximity to numerous visitor amenities.

Stanford House Includes:
- Nine Bedrooms
- One limited mobility bedroom w/attached restroom ·
- Two community restrooms, each with two stalls and two
showers
- Self-service kitchen with high-quality appliances
- Comfortable community living room
- Rustic dining room
- Scenic park-grounds with trail accessibility and ample parking

Amenities include:
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Wireless Internet access
- Beautiful picnic grounds
- Outdoor fire circle

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 info@cvnpa.org.

 

Positively Cleveland
The Higbee Building
100 Public Square
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH 44113-2290
(800) 321-1004

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".