Dover Dam is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in the Tuscarawas River, approximately three and one-half miles northeast of Dover, Ohio. 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. Dover Dam has volunteer recreational and maintenance positions available, for more information contact the Project Supervisor @ (330) 343-5725. Great Dover Dam Day, coordinated with the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, is an annual event held the first weekend in May. This event consists of numerous tours of Dover Dam, held all day for the Boy Scouts and the general public. If you can't visit us on Great Dover Dam Day and would like to arrange for a tour contact Dover Dam Office @ (330) 343-5725, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Restrooms are provided at the Dover Dam Public Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).
Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at the Dover Dam Public Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).
Zoar Village: German Separatists founded this village in 1817 in a notable example of Christian communal living. Visitors may tour the beautiful community garden near a number of restored buildings, including a dairy, bakery, greenhouse, craft shops, and historic homes. An annual Harvest Festival is held in Zoar the first full weekend in August. The Festival is held the first full weekend in October and Christmas in Zoar is the first full weekend in December. For more information, see their website http://historiczoarvillage.com/. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath runs along the Tuscarawas River through Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. The Towpath Trail is an opportunity for visitors to hike and enjoy a beautiful natural setting along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Bicycles are permitted on the state highways.
No boating is available at Dover Dam.
No camping facilities are available through the corps at Dover Dam.
Fishing is permitted at the Dover Dam Public Use Area.
Limited hiking is available around Dover Dam.
No horseback riding facilities are available through the corps at Dover Dam.
No hunting is available.
There is no marina at Dover Dam.
Picnic sites are available at the Dover Dam Public Use Area adjacent to the dam.
No swimming areas are available at Dover Dam. Tours of the dam can be arranged by contacting the Dover Dam Office @ (330) 343-5725.
No visitor center is available at Dover Dam.