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Address: 1390 Ellis Dam Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701-9749
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+1 740-453-4377

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great piece of history

The area is not maintained, but it is quite a site if you are in the area. It is also an interesting drive to get to the dam.

Reviewed 19 October 2015
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The area is not maintained, but it is quite a site if you are in the area. It is also an interesting drive to get to the dam.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The other reviewer was spot on. This lock is inoperable and there are no plans to fix making this a mandatory portage if you are kayaking or canoeing down the Muskingum River Water Trail. The portage is short and the topography is favorable for a quick carry and river reentry. Primitive camping is available to those who dare. Two children... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2011

The Ellis Dam and Lock are part of the Muskingum Water Trail. The lock is closed. There is a good view of the dam and a rock wall on the far side of the river, however, the abandoned lock is not in good repair. There is no fencing. There was a makeshift memorial to two children who, according to a... More 

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