There are over 400 national parks around the country. Many are popular vacation destinations. Before you come, be sure to plan like a park ranger. Read on for our top tips for visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Our Top Ten Tips
Many of our parking lots fill up around midday on warm, sunny weekends. Avoid the crowd by coming on weekdays, in the mornings, or later in the day.
If you're planning to be outside, watch the forecast and plan accordingly. Being close to Lake Erie, our weather can change quickly. Use your favorite app or visit our weather page for a snapshot of the local conditions. If it’s been stormy, check our website for alerts about trail and road closures. Never drive through floodwater.
It's always a good idea to bring water. Keep sipping throughout the day and refill your water bottle at every opportunity. Drinking fountain locations are available on the NPS app.
Aspiring Junior Rangers, pick up a handbook or Junior Ranger, Jr. cards early in your visit. If you run out of time, don't fret. You can mail your completed book to us when you get home.
We’re not the only national park in northeast Ohio! Read the “Top 10 ” lists from our friends at James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor and First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton. If your travels are taking your farther afield, explore more National Park Service sites around the state of Ohio.