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Law Enforcement rangers in parking lots and on a boardwalk share some helpful tips for avoiding crowds and enjoying the park safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Closure Cancellation Hotline: (440) 546-5960.

 
Current Weather
Get the current weather conditions for the Village of Peninsula, located in the center of the park.

What To Wear

Summer brings many changes to Cuyahoga Valley. Temperatures can range from 49 to 95 F° and can be humid. Dress in layers. Rain and thunderstorms occur, and trails can be muddy. If you’re headed outdoors, bring a rain jacket and a removable outer layer. In wet or humid conditions, a non-cotton layer against your skin will help keep moisture away. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are a must on trails, and waterproof foot-wear is recommended.
 

Water Quality

Visit Ohio Nowcast to find out the daily water quality conditions for the Cuyahoga River.
 

Road Conditions

During periods of heavy rain, Riverview Road can be shut down between the Vaughn Rd intersection and Station Road Bridge. For the most updated information contact Boston Mill Visitor Center (440) 717-3890.

Riverview Road will be closed between route 303 and Stine Road to replace a culvert that washed out due to flooding. It is expected to reopen in October 2020.

 

Public Closure Cancellation Hotline: (440) 546-5960

Trail Closures & Regulations:

  • Blue Hen Falls Parking closed.
  • Brandywine Falls Safety Alert: Do not climb Brandywine Falls or the fences and rocks in this area. Accidents in this area have led to serious injury and death.

  • Virginia Kendall Ledges: No rock climbing is permitted. Please follow the rules to protect your self and the organisms that grow on the rocks.

  • Ice Box Cave: Bat Population Threatened: Ice Box Cave, located at Ritchie Ledges, is closed in an effort to slow the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the northeastern and eastern U.S. and threatens our bat population in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.WNS is spread by bat-to-bat transmission and by humans transporting fungal spores on their shoes, clothes, and other gear from contaminated sites. Help slow the spread of WNS and reduce disturbance to bats by staying out of the cave. Please report any unusual bat activity, such as, bats flying outside during the day in cold winter months or bats clustering near the entrance to the cave.Contact Park Dispatch at 440-546-5945.

    Long Term Closures

    Blue Hen Falls Parking
    The parking lots on both sides of Boston Mills Road are closed. An opportunity for public input regarding Blue Hen Falls access will be coming.


    Boston Store
    Parking is for limited mobility only. For Towpath access, park in the Boston Overflow lot or in the Boston Mill Visitor Center lot.

    Oak Hill Road
    Oak Hill Road from the northern corporate line of Cuyahoga Falls to the Everett Road connector is closed due to a failure of the embankment along Furnace Run. Posted detour routes are from Everett Road, to Riverview Road, to Ira Road. For updates on this project and others throughout the county, please see the Summit County Engineer's website at: http://summitengineer.net.

    Dickerson Run Trail
    This trail is closed until further notice.

    Valley Bridle Trail Closure
    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from the former golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure in place. Signs posted.

    The information provided is intended to notify visitors of trail, road, and facility closures outside of normal operations. Reasonable effort will be made to keep information current. Road closures and weather-related trail closures often occur without notice and will be posted as information becomes available. When necessary, Park Rangers will issue court citations to persons violating the terms of these closures under authority of 16 USC 3; 36 CFR 1.5(f)

Last updated: August 18, 2020

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(440) 717-3890

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