Senecaville Lake

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Senecaville Lake


(740) 685-5585

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At this site, visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, and hunting. Other recreational activities are offered through the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Senecaville Lake Project, located in the southeast corner of Guernsey County and the northeast corner of Noble County, Ohio, is one of a system of projects designed to provide flood control and water conservation in the Muskingum Watershed in southeastern Ohio. The project is 1.4 miles upstream of the town of Senecaville and twenty-one miles upstream of Cambridge, Ohio. Senecaville Lake forms a conservation pool for flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife, and for the maintenance of normal downstream flows during dry periods. The Dam is separated into two embankment sections, North and South, by a rock knoll, through which the outlet works is located and across a low dike constructed section. Both embankments are rolled impervious fill with a downstream rock shell. Maximum height of the embankment is 49 feet. The total crest length is 2,350 feet.

Map of Senecaville Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 39.923824, -81.434355



  • Boating

    A Public Launch ramp for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen is available near the Senecaville Lake Dam year round. Horsepower limit at Senecaville Lake is 299hp.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycles are permitted on the state highways.

  • Camping

    Camping at Senecaville Lake is available through Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District @ 740-685-6013 or visit their website @

  • Fishing

    At the dam site visitors can fish above and below the dam. Fishing is popular all around the lake where ever there is a way to get to the water! Also boats can be rented at the marina.

  • Hiking

    Limited hiking is available around Senecaville Lake Dam. A more extensive hiking trail system is available within Seneca Lake Park.

  • Hunting

    Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has several acres of public hunting around the Lake.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites are available at the Seneca Lake Park. At the park, there is a beach, picnic tables, and picnic shelters.

  • Water Sports

    Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has designated two swimming areas (one is within the park & one is by boat access).



Senecaville Lake is approximately 6 miles east of I-77. At I-77 take, Exit 37 which is the Senecaville, Ohio/Senecaville Lake State Route 313 Exit. Take State Route 313 east to State Route 574. Turn Right/South on State Route 574 until you cross Senecaville Lake Dam.

Phone Numbers


(740) 685-5585