Pets

Protect your pet, other visitors and park resources by following these guidelines and regulations:
 
Paw Patrol Volunteer Ruth and dog Roxy stand in front of the Boston Store Visitor Center
Paw Patrol Volunteer Ruth and dog Roxy stand in front of the Boston Store Visitor Center

NPS / Ted Toth


Regulations

  • Pets must be restrained on a leash that is six feet or shorter in length on all park lands at all times.
  • Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets in vehicles.
  • Human companions are responsible for cleaning up and depositing pet waste in trash receptacles.
Where Pets Are Allowed
  • There are over 110 miles of hiking trails and 20 of the Towpath Trail in the park where pets are permitted.
  • Pets are permitted in the Stanford Campground

Where Pets Are Not Allowed

  • In any park building, with the exception of service dogs
  • On the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train

Pet Safety

  • Keeping pets on trail and on leash will minimize exposure to poison ivy and ticks.
  • Restrictions on pets in parks are as much to protect your pet as to protect park resources.
  • Use extra caution when hiking in icy and snowy conditions with pets.
  • Carrying extra water is advised, especially during hot months and long trips

Service Animals

  • Service animals may accompany their owner to all park locations.

Last updated: December 24, 2017

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752

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