Fees & Passes

Senior Pass Update

For individuals with receipts or vouchers from purchasing a $10 senior pass at Cuyahoga Valley NP prior to the August 28 price change, those passes are available for pick up at the Boston Store Visitor Center. If you cannot pick up your pass, please call us at 440-717-3837 and leave your name and current mailing address. Again, this update only applies to visitors who are still waiting to pick up or receive passes purchased BEFORE August 28, 2017. For all other senior pass questions, see below.
 

National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Passes

These passes are not needed to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park. These passes are accepted for entrance fees at other federal land management areas.

  • Please call Boston Store Visitor Center or check our website for updated availability. Passes cannot be purchased at Park Headquarters. Boston Store Visitor Center is located at 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula, OH 44264.

Purchase Passes at Boston Store Visitor Center or Online Here.

  • Address: 1550 Boston Mills Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
  • Hours: Open 8 am - 6pm daily Memorial Day - Labor Day. Open 9:30-5 after Labor Day.
  • Phone: 330-657-2752

What You Need to Bring
  • Yourself; Passes cannot be signed or issued to those not present. You cannot purchase passes for others.
  • Valid photo I.D. that proves age for Senior Passes
  • Valid military I.D. or other proof of active duty status for military passes
  • Proof of disability for access passes, or visitors may sign an affidavit

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.

 
2018 Annual Pass

Annual Pass

Price: $80
Good for 12 months from month of purchase.

Purchase Here
 
2018 Military Pass

Access Pass For U.S. Military

Price: Free
Good for duration of active military duty.
 
2018 Senior Annual

Annual Senior Pass

Price: $20
Annual pass for U.S. citizens or perm. residents 62 and older.

Purchase Here
 
Senior Pass - Lifetime Front

Lifetime Senior Pass

Price: $80
Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or perm. residents 62 and older.


Purchase Here
 
2018 Volunteer Pass2

Volunteer Pass

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


 
2018 Access Pass

Access Pass

Price: Free for permanently disabled U.S Citizens
Lifetime pass.
 
NATIONAL PARKS 4TH GRADE PASS 2018

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
 

Pass Information

  • Passes available as of August 28, 2017 at Boston Store Visitor Center include:
    • Annual Pass ($80): Valid for one full year from month of purchase. Covers the Pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. Covers the Pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where Per Person entrance fees are charged. No entry fee for children 15 and under. Photo identification may be required to verify ownership. Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Fees vary widely across the thousands of Federal Recreation sites. Please contact specific sites directly for information on what is or isn't covered.
    • Annual Military Pass (FREE): This pass provides the same benefits as the annual pass, but is free to active military personnel and their dependents.
    • Annual Volunteer Pass (FREE): This pass provides the same benefits of the annual pass, but is free to volunteers who complete at least 250 hours of service at any federal land management agency.
    • Annual Every Kid in a Park Pass (FREE): This pass provides the same benefits as the annual pass, but is free to fourth graders participating in Every Kid in a Park activities online or in a park.
    • Access Pass (FREE): This is a lifetime pass providing the same benefits as the annual pass, plus some additional benefits, for U.S. Citizens with permanent disabilities (does not have to be 100% disability). At many sites the Access Pass provides the pass owner a discount on Expanded Amenity Fees (such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours). See Access Pass Benefits section.
    • Annual Senior Pass ($20): This is an annual pass for U.S. Citizens or permanent residents aged 62 or older. The pass provides the same benefits as the annual pass plus some additional benefits. The passes cover entrance and standard amenity (day use) recreation fees and provide discounts on some expanded amenity recreation fees such as the ones listed above under the Access Pass information. Four annual Senior Passes purchased in consecutive years can be traded in for a lifetime pass.
    • Lifetime Senior Pass ($80): This is a lifetime pass for U.S. Citizens or permanent residents aged 62 or older and provides the same benefits as the senior annual pass listed above.
    • NOTE: $10 senior passes are no longer available for purchase. The price increased to $20 for an Annual Senior Pass or $80 for a Lifetime Senior Pass on August 28, 2017.
    • For visitors who have already paid for a $10 senior pass and have vouchers or rain checks, please call or stop by Boston Store to pick up your pass. Passes are in stock for rain check or voucher holders. Park staff will be contacting rain check/voucher holders, however, this will take weeks due to the backlog and volume of rain checks issued. If you need your pass immediately, please call or come by the visitor center.

Last updated: November 14, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752

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