The primary waterway within Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the Cuyahoga River. We are presently developing strategies to protect and enhance river values, including adequate and safe approaches for recreational river use.
While use of the river is not prohibited, there are several concerns that should be taken into consideration:
- Canoeing and kayaking the river can be dangerous and the park does not maintain the river for paddling.
- Paddle at your own risk –you are responsible for your own safety. Always be aware of your surroundings, weather and water level. Know your equipment, limits and skills.Don't paddle alone, and let someone know your plans and when you expect to return.