Size: 32,572 Acres

Year Established: 2000

Annual Visitors: 2.58 Million

Firearms Information in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Yes, individuals who are permitted to do so by federal, state, and local law can now bring firearms into this park without fear of prosecution. You can check out our Ohio State Gun Laws page to learn more.

Hunting in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The CVNP law says that people can’t hunt on the national park land, however, in the Cuyahoga Valley (outside the park), some landowners let people hunt deer to protect natural areas in metro parks or crops on private farms.

Click the link to learn more about hunting laws in Ohio.

Additional Information About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The government determined it was crucial to create a refuge here to safeguard some recreational areas for cities like Cleveland and Akron. It’s in a densely populated area and bisected by two major roads. The Cuyahoga River once cut through an industrial waste dump located on this plot of land. There were multiple fires in this body of water because of its poor quality.

The wetlands were restored and the surrounding land was reforested after the region was designated as a Superfund site for cleanup. Bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians all have access to Cuyahoga’s 125 miles of pathways.

Some city dwellers make the trip out to Brandywine Falls solely to witness the water’s graceful descent down sandstone cliffs and catch a glimpse of a soaring bald eagle. They can also visit the National First Ladies’ Library or Hale Farm & Village, which is a living history museum housed in relocated historic buildings in a section named Wheatfield.

Best Time to Visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The best time to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park is between the months of April to May and September-October.

Visitor Fees

There is no fee to enter this park.

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Boston Mill Visitor Center


6947 Riverview Rd,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Phone Number

(440) 717-3890

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:30 AM–5:00 PM

Canal Exploration Visitor Center


7104 Canal Rd,
Valley View, OH 44125

Phone Number

(216) 524-1497

Hours of Operation (Fall Operating Hours)
  • Sunday 10:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Hunt House


2045 Bolanz Rd,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Hours of Operation (Seasonal Hours)
  • Sunday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.