Here are some FUN facts about Pomme de Terre Lake, located in the Osage Lakes Region; it is a beautiful, clear lake with 113 miles of shoreline and with nearly 8000 surface acres of water. Named the "Gem of the Ozarks", well known for its bass and muskie fishing and is ideal for camping, canoeing, hiking and water sports. The area provides many major annual events and festivals. The city of Bolivar is only 20 minutes away and provides medical facilities, University, Wal-Mart, many restaurants and motels. Rural and peaceful in atmosphere with friendly people, it makes a great place to raise your family or plan your retirement. Located just 50 miles from Springfield, MO metropolitan area and 45 minutes from Lake of the Ozarks, Truman and Stockton Lakes, you can have the best of both worlds at Pomme de Terre Lake.
Fishing: almost all year round! Fish from the shore, bring your boat, or rent a fishing or deck boat while you are here. Fresh bait and tackle is available anytime, as are local fishing maps. Pomme de Terre Lake known for its excellent fishing. Good strings of crappie, black bass, white bass, blue gill, and channel cats are commonly taken from the lake. The Lake is noted for its muskie fishing and fisherman have the opportunity to catch trophy-size muskie.
Boating on the Lake: Enjoy the thrill of personal watercraft, tubes and the infamous ski bob on the beautiful waters of spacious Pomme de Terre lake. Water skiers enjoy the smooth lake surface without the usual crowds, or just take a leisurely cruise to view the natural beauty of the shoreline. Marinas open for the season on April 1. Marinas are located at Lightfoot Landing, Nemo Landing, Quarry Point, and the Pittsburg Area of Pomme de Terre State Park. The Marinas offer a wide range of services and supplies, including boat rentals, fuel, fishing tackle, and restaurants.
Hunting the Pomme de Terre Area Woodlands: There are many lake area accommodations to choose from for each hunting season with approximately 12,000 acres of land available to hunt; whitetail deer, turkey, rabbit, and wildfowl abound in this region.
Camping: from late spring through early autumn camping is available at several Corps of Engineers Parks and two locations of Pomme de Terre State Parks. Campers have a choice of nine public use areas at Pomme de Terre. Primitive camping offered at Pittsburg Park. Electrical hookups are available at Wheatland, Lightfoot, Nemo, Outlet, Damsite, Quarry Point, and State Park areas. There are swimming beaches at Nemo, Wheatland and the State Parks.
Canoeing The Spring Waters of the Pomme de Terre River: Canoeing is available on the Pomme de Terre and Niangua Rivers. You can canoe from below the dam outlet downstream approximately 7 miles to Hermitage, 14 miles to Rough Hollow or 21 miles to Sapps Landing (at Truman Lake) it is a beautiful water trip with much water life and incredible scenery.
Golf at The Pomme de Terre Golf & Country Club: You can enjoy your game at the Pomme de Terre Golf & Country Club located in the Wheatland area. With bent grass greens and dogleg fairways, you will have a great time while trying to improve your game. It is open all year and is accessible from either HWY 254 or HWY 83. Men's Golf Day is every Monday; Women's Golf Day is every Thursday.
Antiquing or Shopping: Flea markets galore from town to town. The more time I spend around Pomme de Terre the more I enjoy its natural beauty and its great location to all the hot spots in the area. There is shopping at Bolivar with unique shopping at Osage Beach and of course, you do not want to miss The Bass Pro Shop in Springfield. A short drive away is plenty of nightly entertainment at Branson Missouri and activities for the kids such a go-carts, bungee jumps, and waterslides. Plan to come down soon to visit the lots and explore "The Gem of the Ozarks" Pomme de Terre Lake.