Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters location is in Brecksville, Ohio
44141. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

15610 Vaughn Road


Phone number
440-717-3890 OR 330-657-2752


Campground information Brecksville, Ohio


Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a destination for millions of visitors each year who enjoy hiking, riding the scenic railroad, biking and picnicking.

Whether you need an area large enough for a family reunion or just an intimate spot for two, Cuyahoga Valley is an ideal destination. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park. Two rustic shelters, Ledges and Octagon, are available for reservation in the Virginia Kendall Unit of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone. Most shelter areas have open fields for games and nearby hiking trails.Visitors enjoy riding the scenic railroad, exploring the visitor centers, catching one of the summer concerts, attending one of the ranger-guided programs, biking the Towpath Trail or picnicking in one of the park’s picnic shelters.


Cuyahoga Valley’s two shelters are fully-accessible. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed them with American chestnut and locally quarried sandstone. The shelters are located near Ritchie Ledges, an area with approximately 2 miles of Sharon conglomerate stone cliffs about 30 feet tall. A large play field and hiking trails are available near each shelter.

Ledges Shelter accommodates up to 75 people. It has two fireplaces and eight picnic tables inside, as well as eight tables in the outside pavilion and a large grill.

Octagon Shelter accommodates up to 50 people. During the summer months its walls are removed; they are in place from October 15 to May 14. Seven indoor picnic tables, two fireplaces and an outdoor grill are provided.

Both shelters have electricity for normal two-pronged household appliances such as coffee pots and crock pots. Drinking water is available at a drinking fountain from May 1 to September 15. Restrooms with flush toilets are available year-round.

Natural Features

The Cuyahoga River flows through the park for 22 miles, fed by more than 190 miles of perennial (permanent) and ephemeral (temporary) streams. The Beaver Marsh and other wetlands, many lined with cattails and dense patches of duckweed, provide a home for many of the park’s reptiles and amphibians and help filter pollutants from the water.

Nearby Attractions

Visit Brandywine Falls, the historic Boston Store Visitor Center, Ritchie Ledges, the Beaver Marsh and the Everett Road Covered Bridge. These are some of the more popular attractions in the park.

Charges & Cancellations

Once payment has been made, no refunds will be awarded. However, the reserving party will be given an opportunity to reschedule the reservation (based on availability) within 12 months of the original reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions About 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, OH

How do I make a reservation with Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters?

To make reservations at Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters, you can call the office at 440-717-3890 OR 330-657-2752.

Fees are $80.00 – $110.00. Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation.

Where is Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters located?

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters is located at 15610 Vaughn Road in Brecksville,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters have tent or RV camping?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 440-717-3890 OR 330-657-2752 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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