Cuyahoga Valley Fast Facts

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park covers a total area of 33,000 acres
  • The number of people visiting Cuyahoga Valley in 2017 was 2,226,879 *
  • Cuyahoga Valley was made a national park on October 11, 2000
  • The lowest elevation found in Cuyahoga Valley is 590 feet at Cuyahoga River
  • The highest elevation found in Cuyahoga Valley is 1,164 feet at Brush Road
  • There is no entrance fee for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies in the Eastern time zone
  • We last visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park in May 2007
* Complete annual visitation stats can be found at Cuyahoga Valley Visitation Statistics


Random Facts About Cuyahoga Valley

  • Cuyahoga Valley was first designated as Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area in 1974.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a conglomerate of city, county, state, and federal park areas.
  • “Cuyahoga” is a Native American word meaning “crooked river”. The river runs for 85 miles despite covering very little overall distance. It feeds into Lake Erie.
  • 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.

Where is Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in northeastern Ohio in the Cleveland-Akron metropolitan area. Numerous suburbs surround the different parkland areas. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Cuyahoga Valley.

Brandywine Falls area
(41.276331942042965, -81.53775791824955)

More About Cuyahoga Valley

We have pages on all sorts of things about Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, Hiking Trails, and a page to buy Books. You could also check out the park’s Photo Gallery.