Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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VISIT Cuyahoga Valley National Park:

Park Details

Cuyahoga Valley National Park was established on June 26, 1975, and has a total area of 32,572 acres (51 square miles, or 132 square kilometers).

Address 6947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH, 44264
Phone440-717-3890
HoursOpen 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the 34th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park are October, September, July & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits86,00091,737182,618224,619241,897307,110300,798317,417266,356264,264177,927114,532
Precipitation74728510610999827080718477
Avg Temp353747607078828174635139
Max Temp565770798490939288806957
Avg Temp222229405059646255443526
Min Temp5410233544525040282010
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Cuyahoga Valley National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Indiana Dunes, Cuyahoga Valley to Niagara Falls6098
Cuyahoga Valley, Flight 93, Gettysburg to DC4087

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

NameDistance
James A. Garfield National Historic Site31 mi
First Ladies National Historic Site32 mi
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial71 mi
Point Pelee National Park86 mi
River Raisin National Battlefield Park105 mi
Friendship Hill National Historic Site132 mi
Fort Necessity National Battlefield142 mi
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park150 mi
Johnstown Flood National Memorial158 mi
Flight 93 National Memorial161 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Cuyahoga Valley National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Silver Springs - StowStow, OH more 8 miles
Middle Ridge/Vermilion Valley Rest AreaAmherst, OH more 18 miles
Portage Lakes State ParkAkron, OH more 19 miles
Punderson State ParkNewbury, OH more 23 miles
West Branch State ParkRavenna, OH more 23 miles
Mill Creek - Berlin ReservoirBerlin Center, OH more 33 miles
Findley State ParkWellington, OH more 36 miles
Perry Township ParkPerry, OH more 43 miles
Guilford Lake State ParkLisbon, OH more 46 miles
Lake WapusunShreve, OH more 47 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Cuyahoga Valley National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Snow TrailsMansfield, OH1,475 ft31%64 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Cuyahoga Valley National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cleveland Hopkins International AirportCLECleveland, OH19 mi
Pittsburgh International AirportPITPittsburgh, PA86 mi
John Glenn Columbus International AirportCMHColumbus, OH111 mi
Detroit Metropolitan AirportDTWDetroit, MI115 mi
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY186 mi
Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON194 mi
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International AirportCVGCincinnati / Covington, KY224 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Akron Canton Regional AirportCAKAkron, OH23 mi
Erie International Tom Ridge FieldERIErie, PA92 mi
Windsor AirportYQGWindsor, ON102 mi
Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express AirportTOLToledo, OH119 mi
Rickenbacker International AirportLCKColumbus, OH122 mi
London AirportYXULondon, ON126 mi
Chris Hadfield AirportYZRSarnia, ON127 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.