Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fees

Entrance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is free! We encourage all visitors to support the park by donating to our friends group, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Click on this link to learn more.

Activity Fees
Cuyahoga Valley National Park charges admission to most concerts and some additional programs.


Reservable Facilities
Cuyahoga Valley National Park has several facilities available for public rentals For reservations contact the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park at (330) 657-2909 ext. 119. For more information visit the facilities web page.

Reservable Picnic Shelters
The Ledges and Octagon Shelters in the Virginia Kendall Area are reservable by visiting the on-line national reservation system, www.recreation.gov and paying with a credit card.

Purchase A Pass

Cuyahoga Valley does not charge an entrance fee, however, some of the America the Beautiful Federal Lands Recreation Passes are available at our visitor center and online.

The National Park Service in partnership with Operation Live Well would like to thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks.

Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests. The free access program is a way to thank America’s veterans and Gold Star families for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters.

Where To Purchase A Pass

Boston Mill Visitor Center

  • Annual Pass - The America the Beautiful Annual pass is available for purchase through our friends' group, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
  • Annual Military Pass - Free
  • Annual Every Kid Outdoors Pass - Free and available for Fourth and Fifth Graders. For more information, please visit The Every Kid Outdoors official webpage.
  • Access Pass - Free; available to persons with permanent disabilities.

Passes available by phone or online through the USGS store:

  • Annual Pass
  • Senior Annual Pass
  • Senior Lifetime Pass
  • Access Pass

To purchase online, visit store.usgs.gov/pass. To purchase via phone, call 888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), extension 3 (Hours of operation are: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time).

What to Bring to Obtain a Pass

  • Yourself; Passes cannot be signed or issued to those not present. You cannot obtain passes for others.
  • Valid photo I.D.
  • Valid military I.D. or other proof of active duty, veteran status for military passes.
  • Fourth and Fifth graders (with parent's permission) or educators: go online to https://www.everykidoutdoors.gov and print off your Every Kid Outdoors paper pass. We will exchange that paper pass for your own plastic pass card.
  • Proof of disability for access passes, or visitors may sign an affidavit.
For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm for additional details.

 
2019 annual pass
2019 American the Beautiful Annual Park Pass

Annual Pass


Price: $80
Good for 12 months from month of purchase.
 
military pass
2019 American the Beautiful Military Pass

Access Pass For U.S. Military and Veterans

Price: Free
Good for one year.
 
Senior Annual pass 2019
2019 America the Beautiful Senior Annual Pass

Annual Senior Pass

Price: $20
Good for 12 months from month of purchase. Available at facilities that charge an entrance fee and on USGS America the Beautiful pass website.
Annual pass for U.S. citizens or perm. residents 62 and older.
 
Senior Pass - Lifetime pass 2019
2019 America the Beautiful Life Time Senior Pass

Lifetime Senior Pass

Price: $80
Available at facilities that charge an entrance fee and on USGS America the Beautiful pass website. Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or perm. residents 62 and older.
 
Volunteer pass 2019
2019 America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass

Price: Free for those who contribute 250 or more hours.
Good for 12 months from the month the pass is earned.


 
Access Pass-Lifetime 2019
2019 America the Beautiful Access Pass

Access Pass

Price: Free for permanently disabled U.S Citizens and Veterans
Lifetime pass.
 
Example of printed 2019 Every Kid Outdoors pass
2019 America the Beautiful Fourth Grade Pass

Annual 4th Grade Pass

  • Available to U.S. 4th and 5th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher.
  • The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September - August).
  • Paper vouchers can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Cuyahoga Valley's Visitor Center and many other federal recreation sites. Click to see a list of sites that exchange the paper pass for a permanent card.
  • Digital versions of the voucher (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.
  • The pass is non-transferable.
  • Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid Outdoors.
Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass
 
 

Last updated: November 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(440) 717-3890

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