Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
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
Inn at Brandywine Falls
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.
Click here for a list of lodging near Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Did You Know?
During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.