Beach City Lake

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Beach City Lake


(330) 878-7391

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The areas surrounding Beach City Lake offer popular hunting sites! Beach City Dam is located near the northern border of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, on Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Tuscarawas River, about nine miles above New Philadelphia, Ohio. The dam was completed in 1936 for flood control and water conservation in the Muskingum Watershed area. The embankment has a height of 64 feet and crest width of 35 feet. The dam is 5600 feet long and of that 1600 feet is the main embankment having an impervious core with pervious shells. The dike extension of the dam is impervious fill and has a height of 5 to 20 feet. A weir just above the intake structure maintains the reservoir level. Gates are 7X15 feet caterpillar type, located in the intake structure. Beach City also operates three levees and a pump station at Brewster, Ohio, located 5 ½ miles upstream of the dam. Restrooms are provided at the Beach City Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).

The Wilmont Wilderness Center is located 3 miles west of the dam.

Map of Beach City Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 40.626331, -81.577263



  • Boating

    Beach City Lake has a 10 horse power limit.

  • Bicycling

    Biking is permitted on public roads.

  • Hunting

    Fishing is permitted at the Beach City Lake Day Use Area and below the dam.

  • Picnicking

    A group picnic area is provided at this location.


Beach City Lake is open to the public year-round.



From Dover, Ohio take I-77 north to the Strasburg, Ohio exit. At the exit turn left. This road turns into State Route 21 going north. On State Route 21, turn left onto State Rt. 250 West. Approximately one mile from the intersection of State Route 250 and State Route 21 is the entrance to the project.

Phone Numbers


(330) 878-7391