Cuyahoga Valley National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
33,000 acres
Annual Visitation
2,299,722 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
October 11, 2000
Entrance Fee
Time Zone
Lowest Elevation
590 feet at Cuyahoga River
Highest Elevation
Lowest Average Temp
20F in January
Record Low Temp
-22F in 1982
Highest Average Temp
84F in July
Record High Temp
103F in 1988
Our Last Visit
May 2007

Park Contact Information

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, OH 44141
Info at (330) 657-2752
Fax to (440) 546-5989

Park Creation Timeline

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is created.
The recreation area is redesignated as Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Animals and Plants

Large mammals in the park include the white tail deer, red and gray foxes, and the recently returned coyote. Smaller mammals include mice, moles, voles, chipmunks, squirrels, and other small mammals. Water areas see muskrat and beavers. Several types of bats are also present. The NPS has prepared a checklist of park mammals.
20 species of reptiles are found in the park, including 11 snakes, 8 turtles, and 1 skink. Several types of amphibians are present as well, including frogs, toads, and salamanders. The NPS has prepared a checklist of park reptiles and a checklist of park amphibians.
The park has observed 250 species of birds, 105 of which breed in the park. The NPS has prepared a checklist of park birds.
There are a known 943 species of plants in the park. The park's most common plant community is forest, with many different tree types dominating different areas. Oaks, maples, hickory, beech, pine, and spruce are all quite common. Other areas include grassy meadows and wetlands. The NPS has prepared a checklist of park plants.

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