The Pomme de Terre State Park features locations in Pittsburg and Hermitage, Missouri, and is a huge wonderland for both people and their four-legged furballs. The park centers around the 7,800-acre Pomme de Terre Lake where you can fish in the crystal-clear waters from the shore or by boat. You will likely catch something as they offer many different types of fish such as bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, and even Muskie. The Pittsburg area of Pomme de Terre State Park also has a marina and boat docks for the boaters, and offer rentals of kayaks, canoes, boats, and even bicycles.
If you want to swim, there are two public beaches, but unfurtunately, dogs are not allowed on them. Instead, check out the picnicking spots for a woofderful outdoor snack or meal, and the several miles of trails for those who have some energy to burn. Hiking the trails showcases the open woodlands and savannas that have been preserved since historic times. Some of the post and chinquapin oaks found here are over 200 years old! You can bring along your fur baby, but make sure to keep your pooch secured on a leash no longer than six feet at all times.
Make it an adventure and camp out at the park with your pup! The camping areas boast 240 sites that include big rig and RV access, Wi-Fi, water, electric, dump stations, restrooms, showers, laundry, a playground, and even a camp store in case you need something. The park is free to enter, but there are fees to camp.
Be sure your dog is well-behaved throughout the park, and does not disturb the local wildlife. Bring all the essentials for a safe and fun trip, including water to share with your pup, and clean-up bags, and always pick up whatever your dog leaves behind.
For a trip back to see the edge of what the Great Plains once looked like, bring your pup to explore the Pomme de Terre State Park today!