Bolivar Dam is on Sandy Creek of the Tuscarawas River, 183.4 miles above the mouth of the Muskingum River, located in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties of Ohio. The Dam has an impervious core with a cut-off trench and is flanked by pervious zones. The embankment has a maximum height of 87 feet, a crest length of 6300 feet, and a crest width of 25 feet. Constructed primarily for flood control, the maximum flood control pool level of elevation 962.00 feet would encompass 6500 surface acres. There are two levees, Magnolia Levee and East Sparta Levee, within the Bolivar Dam reservoir. Bolivar Dam is a Dry Dam which by definition does not have a permanent pool or lake behind the dam. Only during times of excessive rain and prevention of downstream flooding does the dam retain water creating a temporary pool. For tours of the Dam and Facilities call the Project Office @ (330) 874-2121. Restroom facilities are provided at the Bolivar Dam Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).
There are no significant historical / cultural areas at the project, but within a 10 mile radius there is the Historic Village of Zoar and , Fort Laurens.
Bicycles are permitted on main roads in the Park Area.
There are no boat launch ramps at Bolivar Dam, there is a canoe livery downstream. For information call NTR Canoe Livery @ (330) 874-2002.
There is no camping at Bolivar Dam.
Fishing is permitted at Bolivar Dam, with the best fishing done in the spillway area. There is a fishermen's parking lot at the downstream area.
Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at the Bolivar Dam Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).
There are no marked hiking trails at Bolivar Dam, but hiking is permitted on the horse trail and surrounding woods.
Horseback riding is restricted to a specified trail. For more information contact the Project Office @ (330) 874-2121.
Public hunting and trapping is NOT allowed until construction is complete. The construction is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. If dates change updates will be posted here. For more information call the Project Office @ (330) 874-2121.
There is no marina at Bolivar Dam.
Picnic sites are located in the Day Use Recreation Area at Bolivar Dam.
There is no designated swimming area at Bolivar Dam. Bolivar Dam is a dry dam.
There is no Visitor Center at Bolivar Dam.