Picnicking in the Park

Whether you need an area large enough for a family reunion or an intimate spot for two, you'll enjoy picnicking in the park. Picnic areas are scattered throughout Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP); some provide grills, and all have tables. Alcohol is prohibited in CVNP. All picnic areas are first-come, first-served, with the exception of the Ledges and Octagon Shelters. Both can be reserved for a fee.

There are also many picnic areas within the greater boundary of CVNP that are managed by Summit Metro Parks and Cleveland Metroparks. The following chart indicates the size and type of the picnic facilities managed and maintained by the National Park Service.

Location Name # Tables/ Accesible Tables Grills Comfort
Boston Store 2/0 0 Yes At Comfort
Botzum 4/1 0 Yes No
Brandywine Falls 7/2 1 Yes No
Canal Exploration Center 10/2 1 Yes At Comfort Station
Columbia Run
Picnic Area
4/0 0 No No
Deep Lock
Quarry- SMP
8/1 4 Yes No
Everett 1/0 0 Yes No
Frazee House Trailhead 1/1 0 Yes No
Hampton Hills -SMP 3/0 1 Yes No
Happy Days North/Boston Run 5/0 0 Porta-John No
Horeshoe Pond 4/2 1 Yes No
Hunt House 1/1 0 Yes At Comfort Station
Hunt House
Parking Lot
3/0 0 Yes At Comfort Station
Ira Trailhead 3/1 0 Yes No
Kendall Lake
9/1 1 Yes At Comfort Station
Ledges Area 38/0 30 Yes Yes
Ledges Shelter 16/0 1 Yes Yes
Lock 29 Trailhead 0/0 0 Yes At Comfort Station
Lock 39 Trailhead Rockside Road 1/1 0 No No
Maplewood Picnic Area 3/0 0 No No
Oak Hill 6/0 0 Yes No
Octagon Area 14/4 6 Yes Yes
Peninsula Depot 3/1 0 Yes At Comfort Station
Pine Hollow 5/0 4 Yes At Comfort Station
Sagamore Grove -SMP 2/0 1 No No
Shady Knoll 3/1 1 No No
Station Road Bridge 4/1 0 Yes At Comfort Station
Valley Picnic Area 3/0 2 No No

CMP = Cleveland Metroparks

SMP = Summit Metro Parks

These locations are marked with a picnic table symbol on our Official Map and Guide.

Last updated: June 21, 2021

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