A number of laws and policies guide the management of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, starting with the enabling legislation that created the national park.
Name Change Legislation by U.S. Congress
Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations. The Superintendent's Compendium serves as public notice, identifies areas closed for public use, provides a list of activities requiring either a special use permit or reservation, and elaborates on public use and resource protection regulations pertaining specifically to the administration of the park.is the document that spells out Cuyahoga Valley National Park's regulations.
Unmanned Aircraft (Drones)
Park User Responsibility: Unmanned Aircraft* is prohibited in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and all National Park lands and waters. It is the Responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with the rules. Refer to Policy Memorandum 14-05.
*Unmanned Aircraft means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g., model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.
Contact Information: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Chief Ranger's Office at (440) 546-5940.
Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-enforcement/Concealed-Carry.
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those facilities are marked with signs at all public entrances. This includes, but is not limited to, Park Headquarters buildings, Happy Days Lodge, Canal Exploration Center, Boston Mill Visitor Center, Boston Store, Peninsula Depot Visitor Center, and Hunt House. It is also illegal to possess firearms within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center property.
Hunting is Prohibited in the Park: Federal law prohibits hunting and the discharge of firearms in the park. Refer to 36 CFR 2.2(a)(1) and 36 CFR 2.4(a)(1)(iii).
Contact Information: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Chief Ranger's Office at (440) 546-5952 or (440) 546-5944
White-tailed Deer Management
Last updated: April 28, 2020