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part ofPomme De Terre Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Outlet Park, situated below the Pomme de Terre dam, provides a picturesque setting for fishing, canoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing on the Pomme de Terre River.

Above the dam lies Pomme de Terre Lake, nicknamed ''the Gem of the Ozarks'' for its deep, clear waters, plentiful activities and scenic views.

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Natural Features:

The lake and dam are located in the rugged, tree-topped hills of the west-central Missouri Ozarks. The lake stems from the nearby Pomme de Terre River, the only river in the state that flows northbound.


Outlet Park is excellent for sports. It marks the trailhead for the 3-mile Healthy Active Community Running River Trail and is also a hot spot for canoeing and kayaking.

Fishing is also a popular, with plenty of crappie and bass in the nearby waters.


Of the 21 campsites, 14 have water and electric hookups. Hot showers, a boat ramp, group camping, and a multipurpose playing court are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Located a few miles away in the town of Wheatland is one of the country's best dirt tracks. There are also multiple trails, a golf course and Anglers Resort is the place to rent your canoes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Baseball Fields
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Hiking
  • Multi-Use Court
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Softball Fields
Know Before You Go
  • During the off-season, there is no water, electricity or dump station available.
  • Additional fees will be charged for additional camping units.
  • Water levels on the river can rise or fall very quickly.
  • Lifejackets only work if you wear them!
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.90278, -93.32917
37°54'10"N, 93°19'45"W

From Springfield, MO, take US Highway 65 North to Preston, MO, then Highway 54 west to Hermitage. Go south from Hermitage on Highway 254/64 for approximately 4 miles to Carson Corner. Turn west on 254 toward Pomme de Terre Dam and continue across the dam. At the far end of the dam, turn north on the paved road and follow it to the park below the dam.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:



Phone Number:

Information:  (417)745-2290
; Project Office: (417)745-6411

Special Events:

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Every year around the first part of May, the campground will be closed for one week, during the Rendezvous. from Mar 25 2012 to Dec 31 2050
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