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Dover Dam

Huntington District
Published Jan. 5, 2024
Dover Dam

Dover Dam

Reservations, Fees & Passes
Dover Dam has no permanent pool. There are day-use facilities along the river.


Dover Dam is within the Upper Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area. It was authorized by Section 4 of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1938, as amended by Section 4 of the FCA of 1939. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife. 

If you would like to arrange for a tour contact Dover Dam Office @ (330) 343-5725, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Restrooms are provided at the Dover Dam Public Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).

Handicapped Access
Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at the Dover Dam Public Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).

Historical Information
Zoar Village: German Separatists founded this village in 1817 in a notable example of Christian communal living. Visitors may tour the beautiful community garden near a number of restored buildings, including a dairy, bakery, greenhouse, craft shops, and historic homes. An annual Harvest Festival is held in Zoar the first full weekend in August. The Festival is held the first full weekend in October and Christmas in Zoar is the first full weekend in December. For more information, see their website Historic Zoar Village.  The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath runs along the Tuscarawas River through Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. The Towpath Trail is an opportunity for visitors to hike and enjoy a beautiful natural setting along the Ohio & Erie Canal.


Recreation Opportunities

Visitor Center
No visitor center is available at Dover Dam.

Boating
No boating is available at Dover Dam.

Camping
No camping facilities are available through the corps at Dover Dam.

Day-use
Picnic sites are available at the Dover Dam Public Use Area adjacent to the dam.

Fishing
Fishing is permitted in the dam area.

Hunting
No hunting is available.

Marinas
There is no marina at Dover Dam.

Swimming
No swimming areas are available at Dover Dam. 

Trails
Limited hiking is available around Dover Dam.


Rules & Regulations

General Policies
A full list of Federal regulations that apply to all US Army Corps of Engineers properties can be found in Title 36 of the United States Code (USC). Title 36, The Rules and Regulations that Govern Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects

Firearms
Possession of firearms in a federal facility, including locks, dams, power plants, ranger stations, buildings, switchyards, recreation facilities, warehouses, and offices is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes the storage or transporting of a personally owned firearm in controlled access parking areas or Government vehicles, heavy equipment, boats and vessels under the operational control of the District regardless of its location. Exceptions for Federal employees are only allowed for Federal law enforcement officers or where possession of a firearm is specifically authorized by law.

Fireworks
Fireworks, along with explosives, firearms and other weapons are prohibited on Government Property. Detailed information can be found in Title 36, The Rules and Regulations that Govern Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects, Section 327.13.


Contact
Dover Dam 
5135 State Route 800 N.E. 
Dover, OH 44622

pa2@usace.army.mil
330-343-5725


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    Campers may now make their reservations 180 days in advance and picnic shelter reservations 360 days
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    Campers may now make their reservations 180 days in advance and picnic shelter reservations 360 days in advance. Recreation.gov is taking reservations at this toll free telephone number, 1-877-444-6777. Campers can also make reservations on the Web at http://www.recreation.gov/.
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