Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley Fast Facts

How big is Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley covers a total area of 33,000 acres or 52 square miles.

How many people visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

2,575,275 people visited Cuyahoga Valley in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Cuyahoga Valley Visitation Stats.

When was Cuyahoga Valley National Park created?

Cuyahoga Valley was made a national park on October 11, 2000.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley’s lowest point is 590 feet at the Cuyahoga River. The highest point in Cuyahoga Valley is 1,164 feet at Brush Road.

What time zone is Cuyahoga Valley National Park located in?

Cuyahoga Valley is in the Eastern Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

There is no entrance fee for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Five Random Facts About Cuyahoga Valley

one “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.

two Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a conglomerate of city, county, state, and federal park areas.

three Cuyahoga Valley was first designated as Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area in 1974.

four A portion of the Ohio state-wide Buckeye Trail passes through the park.

five 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.