Submitted by:Prospect

Pomme de Terre State Park


Pittsburgh Area
Hwy 64B
Pittsburgh, MO

http://mostateparks.com/pommedeterre.htm

(417) 852-4291


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I've spent lots of time at this State Park.  It can be crowded at times during the summer.  But since most visitors are bass fishing, boating, or hanging in the campground, the trails can be a dog's delight.  Today's visit found the trails in much better condition than they were in 2009 (much like the improvement found at nearby Bennett Spring State Park in 2010).  Hopefully this is a sign that Missouri State Park trails will continue to be maintained better.

 

The trails are a mix of pack gravel and dirt.  The Indian Point Trail is about a 3 mile loop accessible from either the campground or beach access area.  Parking at the beach access area provides a trailhead 1/2 mile from Indian Point.  This portion of the trail is basically flat and provides easy access for those wanting a shorter walk for great lake view.

 

The Cedar Bluff Trail is a connector trail that shortens the hike from the campground to Indian Point.

 

Unfortunately the beach is off-limits to dogs and pets.

Prospect's SignatureReviewed August 28, 2010  7:30am

Pomme de Terre State Park


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Pomme de Terre State Park


Indian Point Trail

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Only a portion of this 3 mile loop trail from the campground to near the beach access area (about 3/4 mile) and and from the beach access area to Indian point (1/2 mile).  I'm not going to point paws but someone forgot to pack fresh batteries.  We're by this area frequently and soon I will make sure my chauffer finishes charting the trail that follows the lake shore south to just north of the marina.  The trail from the campground to beach is the roughest with the most ups & downs.  But by no means is it treacherous. Most will find it a pleasant walk through the woods.

Indian Point Trail (easiest portion)

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The portion of Indian Trail from the beach to Indian Point is flat and easy walking.

Cedar Bluff Trail

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This connector trail offers a shorten path from the campground to Indian point.  On the north end, just south of the field (see satellite view) is the roughest patch with the rockiest surface and steepest up and down across a draw.

Pomme de Terre State Park

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Beach Access


For quick, easy access to Indian Point park here.  Beach is off-limits to dogs.

State Park Marina


During marina hours you can grab some food, water, soft drinks or ice cream.

Indian Point


To see the lake views it is not necessary to climb around.  But the more adventurous dog can explore around the point that used to overlook the valley where Lindley Creek flowed into the Pomme de Terre River.  Prospect finds this to be a place to take a refreshing dip into the lake.  Across from Indian Point is the dam that created the lake in 1961.

Pomme de Terre State Park


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