Mohicanville Dam

Huntington District
Published Jan. 5, 2024
Mohicanville Dam

Mohicanville Dam

Mohicanville Dam is within the Walhonding 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. Land includes 95 fee acres and 13,678 easement acres. The dam was completed in 1936 and serves a drainage area of 271 square miles. The dam is a rolled earth-fill with impervious core, 46 ft. tall, 1,220 ft. long and 20 ft. wide at the top and 300 ft. wide at the base. The spillway is an uncontrolled concrete overflow section at the left abutment. The intake structure contains three 7 x 12 ft. gated sluices, with broome-type gates discharging into a stilling basin. Other structures include two rolled earth-fill dikes with impervious core. Dike 1 is located 4 miles southeast of the dam, 850 ft. long, 7 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide at the top and 50 ft. wide at the base. Dike 2 is located 5 miles southeast of the dam, 1,590 ft. long, 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide at the top and 50 ft. wide at the base.

Handicapped Access
There are no universally accessible facilities at Mohicanville Dam.  The top of the dam is paved and is level for universal access.

Recreation Opportunities

Visitor Center
There is no Visitor Center at this project.

A public canoe launch ramp is located 4 miles downstream of the dam. For more information on local canoeing visit The Loudonville-Mohican Area Tourist Association

There are no camping facilities at Mohicanville Dam.

Below the dam there is a picnic table & waste receptacle under a big tree beside the new parking lot.  Access to this area is by the gravel road beside the office.

Fishing is permitted at the downstream fishing access area. Public hunting and fishing is permitted in the Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area, which is located approximately 2 miles northeast of the dam site consisting of 1444 acres of land between towns of Funk and Blachleyville. Additional information on Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area can be obtained from the Area Manager, Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area, 1691 Centerville Road, Shreve, Ohio 44676, (330) 567-3390 or visit their website

Public hunting is permitted in Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area which is about 2 miles northeast of the dam.  Contact the Area Manager, Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area, for more information at (330)-567-3390. Public hunting, with written permission, is permitted on a limited amount of Corps owned property at Mohicanville Dam. For more information, contact the Project Office (419) 368-4712.

There is no marina at Mohicanville Dam.

There are no designated swimming areas available at this project.

There are no hiking trails at Mohicanville 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

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, 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.

Mohicanville Lake 
2297 Country Road 175 
Lakeville, OH 44638