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Description - Located on both the Hermitage and Pittsburg sides of Pomme de Terre Lake and occupying 734 acres, the park offers a vast array of recreational opportunities.

Attractions - Visitors can launch a boat and find a quiet cove to fish for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie or even muskie. A fishing pier and marina are features on the Pittsburg side. The park's two public swimming beaches provide a great place to cool off or lounge in the sun. For those who prefer to stay ashore, the park offers two hiking trails that wind through several scenic areas. Picnic sites, throughout the forest and near the lake, provide a place to rest or enjoy lunch. Large groups can reserve an open picnic shelter in advance for a minimal fee. Overnight accommodations include more than 250 campsites, many located near the lake shore, on both sides of the park. Each camping area features modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities. The peaceful setting of Pomme de Terre State Park, along with its recreation potential, will lure visitors to return again and again.

Recreation - boating, camping, fishing, hiking, marina, picnicking, swimming

Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Location - HC 77, Box 890 Pittsburg, MO 65724

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