Pomme de Terre State Park

Pomme de Terre: Quietly Awesome

By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks

PITTSBURG, Mo. – The long, silvery body of a large fish broke the glassy surface of Pomme de Terre Lake just as Earle Hammond brought his pontoon boat to a halt at his favorite fishing hole. We hoped it was an omen of good things to come.

“That was a muskie right there, with its snout up out of the water,” Hammond said. “You don’t catch a muskie every day. Expect the best, but don’t count on it.”

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Pomme de Terre State Park: Muskie Capital of Missouri

Favorite places to camp

Several folks have asked what's the best place to camp. Here's some of our favorite campsites:

Pomme de Terre State Park, campsite #228 Hermitage Campground - Lakeside electric site that has shade and is a good distance from other campsites http://mostateparks.com/campsite/pomme-de-terre-state-park-campsite-h228

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Ahhhh! The perfect campsite

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