Visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Planning a trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Basics

Region: Midwest / Great Lakes

Park Size: 32,572 acres (50.89 sq miles) (131.81 sq km)

Location: Cuyahoga and Summit Counties

Closest Cities: Cleveland and Akron, Ohio

Busy Season: May to October

Visitation: 2,237,997 (in 2019)

How much does Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cost?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Cuyahoga Valley National Park Open?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Yes, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a pet-friendly National Park. Pets are welcome on most of the park trails. Please review the Cuyahoga Valley Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Cuyahoga Valley.

Where are Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s visitor centers?

Boston Mill Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Canal Exploration Center – Open Year Around

Hunt House – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgment

The park now known as Cuyahoga Valley National Parks is on Eroe and Mississauga land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are eight official stamps for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Cuyahoga Valley National Park:

  • Boston Mill Visitor Center
  • Boston, OH
  • Brecksville, OH
  • Canal Exploration Center
  • Cuyahoga River Water Trail
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Hunt House
  • Peninsula, OH

Bonus Stamps

  • Junior Ranger

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Boston Mill Visitor Center
  • Canal Exploration Center
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad – National Park Scenic train
  • Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center [temporarily closed]
  • Trail Mix Boston Store (formerly Boston Store VC)
  • Trail Mix Peninsula Store
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