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Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park RV Vacations

Planning a trip to Ohio? You won't want to miss out on a visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

RV Vacations to Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio but seems to be a whole different world. Rivers, wildlife, forests, and open hills provide a unique landscape where RV travelers can come for explorations and adventures.


With its beauty and diverse choice of outdoor activities, this park has been a favorite of Ohio residents but has also been found to be a favorite of folks from all over the country. The whole family will find things to do here and make memories to last a lifetime.


RV Camping near Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Although there is no camping within the park, you will find nearby RV camping spots that will provide the perfect amenities for your trip.


Silver Springs Campground: This campground is 10.7 miles away and a 23-minute drive to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located in Stow, Ohio, it has the following amenities:

  • 20-amp electric
  • Picnic table
  • Fire ring / grill
  • Gravel parking pad
  • Dump station
  • Fishing pond
  • Dog park
  • Children’s play area
  • Tennis courts

Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA: This campground is 11.5 miles away and a 24-minute drive to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located in Streetsboro, Ohio, it has the following amenities:

  • 50-amp electric
  • 95' max length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Propane available
  • Fishing
  • Bike rentals
  • Swimming Pond (in the warm months)

Woodside Lake Park: This campground is 19.4 miles from Cuyahoga Valley and a 34-minute drive. Located in Streetsboro, Ohio, it has the following amenities:

  • 250 RV sites
  • Pull-through sites
  • 40’ max length
  • 30 or 50 amp electric
  • Water hookups
  • Dump station
  • Propane available
  • Wi-Fi
  • Camp store
  • Four-acre lake
  • Nature trails

Your First Trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park


This is a place to enjoy nature, getting out and exploring, finding adventures and witnessing wildlife in their native environment. Beaver Marsh is a spot where you’ll find a wetland where you can walk along a boardwalk. Take a ranger-led walk along the Richie Ledges and learn about the geology of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park region.


Besides a wide array of mammals, amphibians and reptiles in the park, you will catch sight of all sorts of birds, making for a great birding experience. In the fall, you can find bald eagles doing their magnificent courtship displays. The Cuyahoga River Valley is spectacular for viewing forests, wetlands, and more than 900 plant species.


The various visitor centers offer a new look at the history of the park. The Canal Visitor Center is over 150 years old and the Boston Store Visitor Center was built in 1836, both giving a taste of the past to visitors. The Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center and the Peninsula Depot Visitor Center are devoted to providing information to all. The Hunt Farm facility is closed in the winter, however.


Humans have lived in this valley for 12,000 years, starting with prehistoric peoples. The rich history can be seen as you explore the nooks and crannies and hike the forest trails. German and Irish immigrants were here building the Ohio & Erie Canal which runs through the valley.

Things to Do While You are Visiting the Park

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail: This major trail through the park is one where you can really connect with nature. It leads to the many sites of interest as well as other paths to take. Ride a bike and get some exercise as you explore nature.
  • Scenic Train Ride: The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is the ideal way to get an overview of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In fact, you can take the Towpath one way, and then hop aboard the train to return. If you have cycled, you can put your bike on the train.
  • Everett Road Covered Bridge: Everyone loves covered bridges and this one is the last one in Summit County. A peaceful place to come to get the flavor of earlier times.
  • Brandywine Falls: Don’t forget your camera when you make your way to this most popular sight. The 65-foot cascade is something to behold. You can also take off and hike the Brandywine Gorge Trail. What a perfect afternoon!

Where to Find More Information


Explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park website for more information on visiting the park. And you’ll find a list of recommended hikes within Cuyahoga Valley National Park will give inspiration on where to go and what you’ll see. RVers appreciate the full list of the closest RV campgrounds that can be found on the National Park’s website campgrounds page.

El Monte RV Locations Near Cuyahoga Valley National Park


The Chicago El Monte RV location is a little over five hours from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and is a refreshing drive through small farming communities and patch-work countryside. Start your trip by flying into either Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) or Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and visit El Monte RV to pick up your RV rental. Call us today at (888) 337-2214 to get detailed travel instructions and to reserve your motorhome.



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