• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Permit Conditions

These are general permit condition descriptions, a tailored version of them appear on the back of all permit forms. They are therefore written in legal terminology.

  1. The Permittee shall exercise this privilege subject to the supervision of the Superintendent, and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the area.
  2. Damages - The Permittee shall pay the United States for any damage resulting from this use which would not reasonably be inherent in the use which the Permittee is authorized to make of the land described in this permit.
  3. Benefit - Neither Members of, nor Delegates to Congress, or Resident Commissioners shall be admitted to any share or part of this permit or derive, either directly or indirectly, any pecuniary benefit to arise therefrom. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to any incorporated company, if the permit be for the benefit of such corporation.
  4. Assignment - This permit may not be transferred or assigned without the consent of the Superintendent in writing.
  5. Revocation - This permit may be terminated upon breach of any of the conditions herein or at the discretion of the Superintendent.
  6. The Permittee is prohibited from giving false information, to do so will be considered a breach of conditions and be grounds for revocation.
  7. Permittee will comply with applicable public health and sanitation standards and codes.
  8. If the use of the resource covered by the permit will involve employment by the permittee of a person or persons the permittee must abide by federal laws relating to nondiscrimination.
  9. Permittee shall ensure that park property is kept free and clear of all trash and/or other material offensive to the eye and not consistent with the surrounding natural terrain.
  10. Upon termination of this permit, Permittee will be responsible for leaving any buildings and grounds completely free from trash, litter, or abandoned personal property. A performance bond may be required to assure completion of clean-up of the site. A performance bond may be furnished in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or certified personal check. Checks are to be made payable to the National Park Service. THE PERFORMANCE BOND WILL BE FORFEITED TO THE GOVERNMENT IN THE EVENT ANY BUILDING, OR STRUCTURE, OR SITE HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED UP TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT, OR HIS DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE, WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT SPECIFIED FOR THIS PERMIT. ALL RIGHTS, TITLES, INTEREST AND BOND MONIES WILL BE FORFEITED TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PAYMENTS THERON MADE WILL BE RETAINED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. The performance bond shall be made prior to the issuance of the special use permit and prior to any use commencing. If a performance bond is required, the Superintendent will not approve the Special Use Permit until the bond is received in full. Upon the satisfactory completion and acceptance by the Government of the clean-up, it will take approximately three (3) to six (6) weeks for the return of the performance bond to the Permittee.
  11. The issuance to this permit does not constitute a release by the United States of any right, title, or interest in the lands covered by this permit.
  12. In consideration for obtaining the privileges granted herein, the Permittee agrees to indemnify and save harmless the United States from any loss, including but only damage to personal property and injury to persons, but also judgements, settlements, or compromises for property damage or injury for which the United States may be liable and resulting from the exercise by the Permittee of the privileges granted herein.
  13. The Permittee agrees to follow all directions of the Park Ranger assigned to this event.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."