View across Atwood Lake in Ohio

Ever Heard of Atwood Lake? It’s in Ohio & It’s Great!

Carrie Ohlandt -

Outdoor Adventures

Ohio is a state full of great getaway opportunities if you know where to look for them.  Atwood lake in east central Ohio is a wonderful place to visit for on the water recreation as well as land-based activities surrounding the lake.  Located in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties, this reservoir  covers 70 square mile, with a normal surface area of 1,540 acres, creating many opportunities for fun! Read on to find out about all the adventures awaiting you on Atwood Lake in Ohio.

Atwood Lake History and Details

Atwood Lake is one of the many manmade lakes in Ohio, and was formed by the construction of Atwood Dam across Indian Fork, which is an offshoot of Conotton Creek.  The dam was completed in 1936 and is a part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).  The MCWD operates much of the reservoir including recreational areas for the use of the public.  Atwood Lake’s normal depth is about 928 feet, and at this pool level the lake covers around 1,540 acres.  Atwood Dam is used to lower the pool to increase the lake’s flood capacity, most notably in the winter months.

Things to Do On and Around Atwood Lake

Atwood Lake is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy water activities in the warmer months, but is also great for those looking to golf, hike, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings when it’s a bit too chilly to hit the water. Atwood Lake Park  is the ideal place to base all of your Atwood Lake activities.  The park has a swimming beach, concession stand, Activity Center, Nature Center, picnic shelters, and hiking trails.  The park is also host to special events throughout the year including the Alive Christian Music Festival in the summer and the Atwood Area Fall Festival. This year’s Atwood Area Fall Festival will be held October 3rd – 5th and features local artisans, food, demonstrations, and more.   Another place to check out is Atwood Lake Resort’s Golf Club for a fun par-3 course experience.  The resort is also home to a driving range.  Or visit one of the other area’s golf courses if you want to play a full 18 holes. Area favorites include Carroll Meadows, Wilkshire Golf Club, and Great Trail Golf Course.   Other popular area activities include boating, hiking, visiting historical sites and museums, touring Ohio’s Amish Country, or exploring a local winery.

Where to Stay While Visiting Atwood Lake

When planning your adventures on Atwood Lake, be sure to enhance your stay by staying at the local Ohio Bed and Breakfast Select Registry member Inn.  The Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Dellroy overlooks the lake from its hilltop position. Choose one of nine rooms that are each uniquely decorated with the finest antique furnishings.  The rooms boast two-person whirlpool tubs, private baths, all-season fireplaces, and private balconies for viewing the scenic vistas of Lake Atwood.  Of course, your stay includes a full delicious breakfast, served to you in the sunroom overlooking the lake. Other aspects of this Select Registry Inn that guests enjoy include a tranquil setting of gardens and fish ponds.