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Tom Jenkins Dam

Huntington District
Published Jan. 5, 2024
Tom Jenkins Dam

Tom Jenkins Dam

Reservations, Fees & Passes

To make reservations go to Burr Oak State Park or call 740-767-3570

Campground Fee:
$19 (starting fee) per night - Burr Oak Campground
$17 (starting fee) per night - Equestrian Camp

Day Use Fee:
$40 (Starting fee) per day


Recreation Opportunities

Visitor Center
No Visitor Center is available at this project.

Boating
Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen are located at the State Park.

Camping
Camping Is prohibited at the dam site. Camping is available at Burr Oak State Park or U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds located near the dam site.

Day-use
Two picnic shelters are located at the dam site. Shelters are available on a first come, first served basis Restrooms and the picnic shelter at the dam are universally accessible.

Fishing
Fish and wildlife management is the responsibility of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. They manage the fish and wildlife programs by habitat improvement, nesting site development, and food-plot programs for the benefit of many fish and wildlife species. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with Saugeye fry and channel catfish, there are also bluegill, largemouth bass, crappie, and perch.

Hunting
Game laws are enforced by Ohio Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. Public hunting and trapping is allowed on U.S. Forest Service land and some areas of Burr Oak State Park; contact the state park for details. Hunting throughout the dam area is prohibited.

Marinas
There are two marinas on Burr Oak Lake.

Swimming
There is no swimming within the dam area. A swimming area and beach are located at Burr Oak State Park. No lifeguards are provided!!

Trails
Bicycles are permitted on main roads at Tom Jenkins Dam; off-road bicycling is prohibited.

The Buckeye Trail and Burr Oak Lake Trail are accessible at the North and South ends of the 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
Tom Jenkins Dam
23560 Tom Jenkins Dam Road
Glouster, OH 45732-9727

pa2@usace.army.mil
740-767-3527