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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has information about specific areas that are currently open and closed. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Ohio and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Ohio and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Park Alerts (8)

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Cuyahoga Valley National Park - News section for more.

  • National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad urge visitors to play it safe around railroad tracks

    August 31, 2021 | 8:51 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Parks announced that railroad tracks and 4 feet beyond the railroad ties are closed to pedestrians. Walking on or too close to the tracks poses a significant safety hazard.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park to extend closure of Buckeye Trail section and Blue Hen Falls

    August 24, 2021 | 8:19 am

    The Buckeye Trail closure between Riverview Road in Boston Township and Snowville Road in Brecksville is extended until November 5.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service reopens Canal Exploration Center

    August 3, 2021 | 11:58 am

    Brecksville, OH – Cuyahoga Valley National Park has reopened Canal Exploration Center in Valley View. The center is open Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service to temporarily close Terra Vista Natural Study area for restoration work

    August 3, 2021 | 11:08 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will close Terra Vista Natural Study Area on Tinkers Creek Road in Valley View for habitat restoration work August 4 – 8 from 8 am – 5 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lisa Petit selected as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    July 23, 2021 | 12:32 pm

    A new superintendent was named for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, First Ladies National Historic Site, and James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Find out more about Lisa Petit.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lisa Petit selected as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    July 23, 2021 | 10:56 am

    National Park Service Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Dr. Lisa Petit as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a position that also oversees operations at James A. Garfield National Historic Site and First Ladies National Historic Site. She has been serving in the position for the past 6 months and will assume the permanent role as superintendent in the coming weeks.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park to temporarily close Buckeye Trail section and Blue Hen Falls

    May 21, 2021 | 1:38 pm

    Beginning May 24, the Buckeye Trail between Riverview Road in Boston Township and Snowville Road in Brecksville will be closed for approximately 120 days, for a major trail improvement project. A detour is in place for through-hikers on the Buckeye Trail. Access to Blue Hen Falls will be closed for the duration of the project.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Towpath Trail section in Cuyahoga Valley National Park closed due to flooding

    April 29, 2021 | 5:20 pm

    Trail closed between Rockside Road and Frazee House due to river flooding.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bald Eagle pair in Cuyahoga Valley National Park empty nesters in 2021

    April 27, 2021 | 12:09 pm

    The bald eagle nest in the Pinery Narrows area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park has failed and the eagles are no longer tending it.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park to conduct prescribed fires

    April 23, 2021 | 2:57 pm

    The National Park Service will conduct prescribed fires between April 26 and May 28, 2021 at 2 locations in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov