Dover Dam

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Dover Dam


(330) 343-5725

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Dover Dam offers several activities including picnicking, fishing, and some hiking. It is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in the Tuscarawas River, approximately three and one-half miles northeast of Dover, Ohio. The restored village of Zoar is 5 mi N of dam. Nearby attractions include Shoenbrunn State Park, operated by the Ohio Historical Society, and Warther Museum with 56 hard-carved, operating, miniature locomotives.

Dover Dam is a concrete gravity structure with a maximum height of 83 feet above streambed. The top overall length is 824 feet at elevation 931, m.s.l. An uncontrolled ogee spillway is situated in the center channel section. The crest length is 338 feet at elevation 916. The outlet works, located at the base of the spillway section, consist of 18 gate-controlled conduits arranged in groups of six each at three different levels. The stilling basin consists of a stepped apron with training walls between conduits and a system of baffle piers. The stilling basin is divided into three sections, each at a different elevation corresponding to the three groups of conduits in the spillway section. These sections are separated by walls. Appurtenant reservoir structures include the levees at Zoar and Somerdale, Ohio. Small industrial levees were also constructed to protect the Corundite Refractories at Zoar, the Fairfield Brick Company at Zoarville, and the Norton Chemical Company at Mineral City.

Map of Dover Dam

Latitude, Longitude: 40.559461, -81.412125



  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted at the Dover Dam Public Use Area.

  • Hiking

    Limited hiking is available around Dover Dam. See for nearby facilities.

  • Picnicking

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



At I-77 take Exit 93 which is the Bolivar/Zoar- State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east to State Route 800. Take State Route 800 south to the dam.

Phone Numbers


(330) 343-5725