RV Camping in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Travel by RV this year to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio for a chance to experience exhilarating natural beauty. That experience can take many shapes – biking on the well-planned trails, hiking the hills and forests of the Cuyahoga River Valley or taking a train ride through the Valley, learning about the area from many perspectives. Those are only three of the reasons RV campers are drawn to this National Park. Create your own experience in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park with the help of these travel tips.

RV Camping in the Cuyahoga Valley
Camping near Cuyahoga Valley National Park is simple, thanks to the abundance of State Park and private campgrounds (PDF format) nearby. More than a dozen RV campgrounds in scenic towns such as Stow, Ravenna and Streetsboro offer the chance to camp near picturesque forests and lakes.

Only twenty-two miles from Cleveland and less than twenty minutes from Akron, you’ll find the Park easy to reach by RV. It is accessible from the east or west on the Ohio Turnpike and on Hwy 77 from Akron. Plan your route with plenty of time to enjoy the splendid green spaces of northern Ohio. If you’re new to the area, you may also want to stretch your trip to include a visit to Lake Erie, just north of the National Park.

Attractions at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Once at the National Park itself, there’s so much to explore you may wish you’d planned a longer vacation. Here are some perennial favorites for Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitors:

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a wide variety of excursions up and down the Valley. Take advantage of the state-of-the-art audio tours that accompany your trip and enrich the experience with stories triggered by GPS technology.
  • The Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail leads bicyclists and hikers along twenty miles of this historic canal within the National Park’s boundaries, or you can use the Park as a starting point to travel the entire Trail.
  • Horseback Riding Trails throughout the National Park offer equestrian RV campers the chance to see the Cuyahoga River Valley from a unique vantage point. Eight trails are currently open for your riding enjoyment; check the NPS website for more information on parking, trails and special events.
  • Cultural Events are planned and held each year by the NPS in conjunction with local arts organizations. Be sure to check the Park’s NPS website for more information so you don’t miss concerts, art shows and dances scheduled during your visit.

In addition to these major attractions at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there are dozens of ways to enjoy the beauty and history of the area. Hold a family meeting or gather those traveling with you to Ohio and decide which ways you’d like to explore the area. Use the National Park’s website to find maps, brochures and suggestions for vacation activities. All that’s left is to pick your dates, pack your suitcases and set your RV on a course for a memorable Cuyahoga River Valley vacation.

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