Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees

Entrance to the 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 t 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.

National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Pass

These passes are not needed to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park, these passes are accepted for entrance fees at other National Park Service areas.

Passes can be purchased at the Boston Store Visitors Center or Online Here.

  • Address: 1550 Boston Mills Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
  • Hours: Open 8 am - 6pm daily (hours change after labor day)
  • Phone: 330-657-2752

*passes cannot be purchased at park headquarters.
*passes ordered online may take up to 3 months to arrive.

What You Need to Bring

  • Yourself; Passes cannot be signed or issued to those not present. You cannot purchase passes for others.
  • Form of identification.
  • Proof of age


  • The demand for passes is very high, lines at the visitor center will be long.
  • Purchase your pass at a time when you are not in a hurry.
  • If you are not planning to use your pass within the next 3 months, please purchase them online here, to avoid the crowd.


Annual Pass $80 Good for 12 months
Annual Pass for U.S Military Free Good for duration of military duty
Senior Pass $10
(Aug 28 price will increase to $80)
Life time pass for those 62 years and older.
Access Pass Free for permanently disabled U.S Citizens Lifetime pass
Volunteer Pass Free for those who contribute 250
or more hours
Annual Pass

Visit www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm for information on specific passes.

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Annual 4th Grade Pass
  • Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park 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 in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees.
  • 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 in a Park website.
Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

Last updated: July 19, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(330) 657-2752

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