Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal. Read More
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Operating Hours and Seasons
Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours.
Plan Your Visit
There's so much to do in your national park! Whether you're coming for a day or a week, there's something to fit everyone's interests.
Tips to Avoid the Crowd
During the summer and on holidays, avoid certain areas during peak times. Here are some additional tips.
Fees & Passes
Entrance to the park is free. Passes can still be purchased at our visitor center.
Cuyahoga River Use
The primary waterway within the National Park is the Cuyahoga River. The river is 100 miles long and offers diverse experiences for all.
Permits & Reservations
Space rental, photography, weddings, commercial use, research and special events