Atwood lake is located on the Indian Fork of the Conotton Creek, 4 miles southeast of New Cumberland, Ohio, and 18 miles east of Dover, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County, on State Route 212. Atwood Lake was constructed primarily for flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife management. The Atwood Dam is a rolled earth fill with impervious core, 65 feet high, 3,700 feet long, with a top width of 30 feet, and a base width of 360 feet. The recreation facilities at Atwood Lake are administered by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy. For tours of Atwood Dam, Intake Structure, and Flood Control Facilities contact the Project Supervisor @ (330)-343-5611. Restrooms are provided at the Atwood Lake Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April – October).
Atwood Lake is approximately 10 miles east of I-77. At I-77 take Exit 93 which is the Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east until you cross Atwood Dam.