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


Wheatland Park sits along the sparkling shores of Pomme de Terre Lake, known as the "gem of the Ozarks," for its deep, clear waters.

The phrase "Pomme de Terre" is French for potato or "apple of the earth." Most likely, the river was named by early French trappers and fur traders, who discovered plants resembling potatoes on the riverbanks.

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Natural Features:

Pomme de Terre Lake is located in the rugged, tree-topped hills of the west-central Missouri Ozarks. The lake is long and winding with 7,790 surface acres and 113 miles of shoreline.


Pomme de Terre Lake is popular among water skiers and anglers. A number of coves on the lake provide seclusion for ideal fishing conditions, regardless of power boating on other areas of the lake.

Largemouth bass, crappie and white bass are common catches, but it is the stocked muskie fishing that is particularly popular as muskie are rare to the region.


Wheatland Park has 41 campsites with electric and water hookups and 26 sites with electric hookups only. The accessible group picnic shelter fits up to 75 guests and has electricity.

Additional amenities include two shower houses, a boat ramp, courtesy dock, playground and a swim beach.

Nearby Attractions:

An excellent golf course and one of the country's best dirt race tracks are near Wheatland Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • During off-season, there is no water, electricity or dump station available
  • Additional fees will be charged for additional camping units
  • Please wear a lifejacket when participating in water activities
  • 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):
37.87556, -93.37444
37°52'32"N, 93°22'28"W

From Springfield, MO, take Highway 13 North to Bolivar, MO, then travel on Highway 83 northeast past Elkton, MO to Highway 254. Follow Highway 254 E to The Triangle and take CR205 South. Follow signs to park.

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Phone Number:

Information:  (417) 282-5267
Project Office: (417) 745-6411

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