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