Cuyahoga Valley National Park restricting access in some areas due to coronavirus pandemic


SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio (WJW) — The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is making some changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a press release, as of April 4, CVNP will offer limited services outside of those that support visitor or resource protection.

The following areas will also be temporarily shut down:

  • Brandywine Falls boardwalk is closed
  • Brandywine Falls parking is closed Sunday, April 5, and may reopen on a limited basis 
  • Blue Hen Falls parking is closed
  • Restrooms are closed, portable toilets available at popular locations
  • Boston Mill Visitor Center (closed as of March 17)

Other outdoor spaces in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park remain accessible. Visitors are encouraged to continue practice social distancing and follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at CVNP is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public of any further closures, and when we resume full operations,” park officials said.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on

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