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2022 Vacation Guide

2022 Vacation Guide

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Vacation Guide 2022 FREE


Hickory County Sheriff/Fire Rescue/Ambulance Events Schedule............................................... 4-5
Emergency..........................................................................911 Last Year’s Event Highlights.............................. 6-8
Non-Emergency..................................................417-745-6415 4th of July Events...........................................10-11
Boating.......................................................... 12-13
Central Hickory Fire Rescue Non-Emergency.........660-223-6005 Fishing/River Adventures.............................. 14-15
Hickory County Fire & Rescue Non-Emergency......417-282-6660 Becoming a Park Attendant.................................16
Missouri Highway Patrol Remembering our Veterans................................17
Whispering Willows.............................................18
Emergency..........................................................800-525-5555 Hickory County Library........................................19
Non-Emergency.................................................417-895-6868 Hickory County C.A.R.E.S...................................20
Poison Control Center..............................................800-222-1222 Wheatland Harvest Festival................................21
CMH Area Churches.............................................. 22-23
24-Hour Emergency................................911 or 417-328-6301 Area Food...................................................... 24-26
CMH Non-Emergency.........................................417-326-6000 Pittsburg Days.....................................................27
Lucas Oil Speedway...................................... 28-29
AREA STATE PARK CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS Rendezvous Festival..................................... 30-31
Missouri Department of Conservation.....................573-751-4115 Agriculture...........................................................32
Missouri State Park Office/Hermitage.....................417-745-6909 Education............................................................33
Missouri State Park Office/Pittsburg........................417-852-4291 Parks and Camping....................................... 34-39
Missouri State Parks Reservation...........................877-422-6777 Area Lodging................................................. 40-45
Missouri Water Patrol..............................................573-751-3313 Chamber Members & Services Directory...... 46-54
National Recreation Reservation/toll free................877-444-6777
Damsite Park......................................................417-745-2244
Lightfoot Park.....................................................417-282-6890 “Pomme’s Misty Morn”
Nemo Park.........................................................417-993-5529
Outlet Park.........................................................417-745-2290 Our cover photo was the winning submission in our photo contest,
Wheatland Park..................................................417-282-5267 taken and submitted by Roxie Trussell. Roxie and her husband retired
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Local.......................417-745-6411 to Hickory County in 2019. When asked about the story behind the
photo, she said “I’m not a morning person but someone posted a
Pomme De Terre Lake Area picture of a sunrise on Hickory County Chat. I had to see it for myself.
2022 Vacation Guide The next morning I forced myself to get up and go down to our dock
and that’s when I saw the mist. Just as I was about to leave, the sun
Pomme De Terre popped through and just kissed the top of the trees with the beautiful
Chamber of Commerce golden color.”

P.O. Box 36
Hermitage, Missouri 65668

Phone: 417-308-9177
Email: [email protected]

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Welcome to We are now open
Hickory County Wednesdays & Fridays

This is such an exciting time for the Pomme de 9am - 3pm
Terre Chamber of Commerce and we are so
glad to have you choose our county for your Come visit us at
vacation plans. Along with all the great things 320 N. Main
that Hickory County has to offer, the Chamber
of Commerce has many new events for you. Wheatland, MO 65779
And with the great response to our new events
in 2021, we are excited for a fantastic 2022. “Blue Skies at Wheatland Beach” 3
Photo submitted by Whitley Griffith
Last year, we introduced two fishing
tournaments - Joe Bass Fishing Tournament
in the Spring and a Crappie Fishing
Tournament in the Fall. Check out more
information on those tournaments on page 5.

Along with our annual Fireworks Over the
Water, we’re bringing back the Great Pomme
de Terre Duck Derby we added last year. We’ll
have more ducks available and you can buy
them online. See pages 10-11 for more
information about these 4th of July events

New in December, 2021, was our widely
popular Light Up the Lake, a drive-through
Christmas Light display by local chamber
members at the Damsite Park. People near
and far enjoyed this beautiful display. We’ve
got plans to make it even better next year!

No matter your interest, no matter your form of
recreation, Hickory County is the place for you
and we welcome you to our beautiful and fun

event schedule Schedule of Events
May 7 September 10-11

7 am-3 pm - 2nd Annual Joe Bass Team Trail 9 am - Wheatland Harvest Festival
Fishing Tournament at Lightfoot State Park on the Wheatland Square

Brats and Hot Dogs at 3 pm. Tournament proceeds Vendor booths, artists, crafters, entertainers, parade and more.
benefit the Pomme de Terre Chamber of Commerce.
October 8
May 7 & 8
7am-2pm - Fall Crappie Fishing Tournament
Sat 7am-6pm & Sun 7am-3pm at Pittsburg State Park
36th Annual Pomme de Terre
Rendezvous at the Outlet Park Brats and Hot Dogs at 3 pm. Tournament proceeds benefit
the Pomme de Terre Chamber of Commerce.
Entertainment, Arts/Crafts, Black Powder, and more.
May-October Pittsburg Days
at Pittsburg Community Center
Fridays 3-6 pm - Farmers Market
Behind the Hickory County Health Dept. Vendor booths, live music, good food, games, and prizes

Fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, pies, and other vendors. Early December

First Saturday of the Month 8 am - 3 pm TBA - Christmas Lighting Ceremony
Pittsburg Swap Meet at Wheatland Settlers Village
at Pittsburg Community Center
See the log buildings lit up and visit with Santa.

Mid-June December 2 - January 1

TBA - Pittsburg Community Picnic 5:30-9 pm Nightly - 2nd Annual Light Up The Lake
at Pittsburg Community Center at Damsite Park

Watch the Pittsburg Community Center Facebook page A drive-through Christmas light display by Pomme de Terre
(@Pittsburgcommunitycenter) for updated information. Chamber of Commerce businesses. By donation and hosted
nightly by non-profit organizations in Hickory County who
July 2 receive half the profits for their night.

8am-4pm - Ozark Market Days
on the Hermitage Square

Vendor booths crafts,games, plants, parade, food, ice JANICE GREENBURG

4 pm - The Great Pomme de Terre Duck Derby Lake Pomme de Terre
at the Pomme de Terre Dam Spillway
22568 State Hwy 64
Adopt a duck today - contact a chamber member, or Hermitage, Mo 65668
adopt online at
417-745-6798 Office
Be sure to check out the pre-Fireworks events above 417-327-3393 Cell
the truck, live band, and more!
[email protected]
Dusk - Fireworks Over The Water
at the Pomme de Terre Dam

And then, stick around for the annual Fireworks Over
the Water...bigger & better for 2022!

4 Pomme de Terre Lake Area Vacation Guide

Watch our website for more event schedule

information on our events!

Pomme de Terre Chamber of Commerce Fishing Brats & Hot
Dogs will be
Tournament at Lightfoot State Park
MC: Joe Bass Team Trail

May 7th 7 am- 3 pm

$100/Boat - 60% Payback • $10 Big Bass Contest - 100% Payback • Pay at the Ramp

starting at 5:45 am • Tournament proceeds benefit the Pomme de Terre Chamber of

Commerce • For more information, contact Kevin Snyder at 417-730-8702.

2 4pmJULY Rain date
July 9

at the PdT Dam Spillway

Pre-Fireworks fun above the dam • Food • Live Music • Fun
Fireworks Over the Water at dusk

August 6, 2022 Join us as an exhibitor! Wheatland School Gym
Time TBA
Any Chamber Member Business* that provides products or services to other businesses, professionals, or the

public can exhibit. The Business Expo also provides non-profits with a great opportunity to educate, network, and

increase awareness about their company or club.

Open to the public! *Not a Chamber Member Business?
See page 53 for information on joining.
Come learn more about our local businesses and non-profits! A great

way to become more acquainted with the businesses and owners.

Pittsburg State Park $5 Lunch

October 8th 7 am-2 pm available:
$50/Boat - 50% Payback • 7-Fish Limit • Prize drawings
Proceeds benefit the Pomme de Terre Chamber of Commerce. chips,
For more information, contact Kevin Snyder at 417-730-8702. drink.

Pomme de Terre Damsite Park
December 2-January 1
5:30-9:00 pm Nightly

Drive-through Christmas light display • By donation 5
Hosted nightly by non-profit organizations

event highlights New Traditions

Light Up The Lake was a new event last year that featured
Chamber businesses displaying lights in a drive-thru event
at the Corps of Engineers’ Damsite Park during December.
The Chamber of Commerce worked hard to put this together in
a short amount of time, with over 30
businesses participating and 20 non-profit
organizations working the gate. Admission was by donation and the group that
worked the gate for the night split the profits with the Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to all the businesses and non-profits who participated
in any way, and/or donated to this successful event!

54 Buildings and More NAPA
ALPS OakStar Bank
Bubbas Trash Ott’s Tree Service
Candy’s Creations Pomme Plumbing, LLC
Central Hickory Fire Rescue PTN Internet
C.R.O.P. Shaddox Family
Four Legs & Fur Skyline HS FCCLA
Galmey Church T.R.I.B.E. Youth TNT Quick Shop
Hermitage First Baptist Church US Army Corps of Engineers
Hermitage HS Cheerleaders Weaubleau HS Student Council
Hermitage HS FBLA West Central MO Community Action Agency
Hermitage Lumber Wheatland Baptist Church
HICKAMO Wheatland Harvest Festival
Hickory County 4H Wheatland HS Class of 2023
Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. Wheatland HS Class of 2024
Hickory County Collector - Karen Stokes Whispering Willows Dog Sanctuary
Hickory County Girl Scouts Troop 71373
Hickory County Fire and Rescue
Hickory County Sheriff’s Department
Lakeview Lodge
Lime Bank
Memaws Shake Shack
Mertz Family

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Two New Fishing Tournaments! event highlights

Joe Bass Fishing Tournament, mc’d by
Joe Bass Team Trail, was held in May at
Lightfoot State Park. First place winner
was the Shackleford Team with a total
catch of five fish and a weight of 20.85
pounds. The Shackleford Team also
had the first big fish of 5.96 pounds.

October brought the Fall
Crappie Fishing Tournament
at Pittsburg State Park, mc’d
by Brad Shockley. Winner
was Jeff Read with a total
weight of 6.67 pounds.

See pages 4-5 for the complete
2022 event schedule.

& Accessories

Suzanne Shaddox 18718 Highway 54
Owner Wheatland, MO

417-894-7234 7

event highlights In addition to our annual Fireworks, we held the
first ever Duck Derby, had a food truck, and
enjoyed live music by the County Liners band.

The Duck Derby is a race
of pre-paid ducks dropped
in the Dam Spillway. The
numbered ducks would float the river and the owners of the first three ducks

to reach the finish line would win.
Also new last year was an
increased amount of fireworks,
and Brandon Beck from KY3
came to help get them started!

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4th of july Ozark Market Day
The Hermitage Lions Club sponsors the annual Ozark Market Day

which will be on the square in Hermitage on Saturday,

July 2nd, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The courthouse - Parade
lawn will be filled with booths featuring crafts,

- Crafts
- Games
- Food &
games, plants, jewelry, and all the fun stuff that & Rides
goes with summer festivals. Ice Cream

Several booths will offer food, and the games for
children will include bicycle and tricycle races

Fireworks Over the Waterand terrapin races.
When you finish at Market Days, head over to the
Pomme de Terre Dam and check out the 4th of July
festivities by the Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks Over the Water is a long-held tradition provided
by the Chamber of Commerce and its supporters. The
4th of July celebration is displayed over the lake, which
draws large numbers of people along the shorelines,
parks, picnic areas, and boats on the water.

Returning this year are the festivities prior to the Fireworks...a live band, delicious food, and The
Great Pomme de Terre Duck Derby. Adopt a
duck (or more to increase your chances of
winning), and cheer on your duck as they are
dropped in the Spillway at the dam and race to
the finish line. For more information about
adopting a duck, see page 5, or visit our


dazzling colors of our professional display. While some of you will take in our colorful spectacular
under the stars on the shore near the dam, others
will also have a great view from their private water
craft. We encourage you to take all safety precautions
while boating during the darkness. The Missouri
Water Patrol will be on the water to assist you and
provide security during the Fireworks Over the Water.

Spend the entire holiday weekend at Pomme de
Terre Lake and enjoy a vacation that dreams and
grand memories are made of...don’t forget your

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THANK YOU! 4th of july

To all of the businesses and individuals
who donated to the Fireworks Fund.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

DYNAMITE ($750+) FOUNTAIN ($50-$99)

HICKAMO Bow Wow Salon
Lucas Oil Speedway Candy’s Creations
TNT Quick Shop Carson’s Corner Auto Parts (NAPA)
Hubbert Realty
MORTAR ($500-$749) Lady’s Coins
Miller’s Body Shop, LLC
ALPS Grocery Nemo Lanes Bowling Ctr/Sports Bar Cafe
Citizens Memorial Hospital Oak & Pine Boutique
Goody’s Resort & RV Park Our Kitchen Table
The Harbor Restaurant Quantum Wellness, LLC
Steve Scott Concrete
MISSILE ($250-$499) Stillwater Resort
Sunflower Resort
Action Drilling, LLC Uncle Truman’s Cabin
Central Insurance Agency of MO, LLC
Five Star Supermarket SPARKLER ($10-$49)
Hermitage Lions Club
Ozarks Community Health Center Berryland RV Park & Storage
OakStar Bank Dawn’s Mo-Tique/Arrow N Boutique
Southwest Electric Cooperative Four Legs & Fur Animal Society
Griff’s Floor Covering, LLC
ROCKET ($100-$249) Hickory Grove Hideaway
Nemo Landing Marina, Inc.
Advantage 1 Electric, LLC Shelter Insurance Company
Breshears Pump & Excavating Speedway Home Suites
C&D Storage Springbranch Church of the Brethern
Don Howe Gravel & Dirt, LLC
Hermitage Lumber “Fireworks Over the Water” is made possible
Hermitage Professional Pharmacy because of generous donations from
Kathy Stanley Real Estate, Inc.
Lakeview Lodge businesses and individuals. If you would
Lime Bank like to make a contribution, contact the
Pittsburg Pub & Patio
S&C’s ACE Automotive Repair, LLC Chamber at 417-308-9177
or visit our website at 11

boating Water Safety at the Lake
Let’s keep 2022 SAFE
Keep Your Safety in Mind!

POMME DE TERRE LAKE, Mo. – In an effort to decrease accidents relating to water-based
recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pomme de Terre Lake, urges our visitors to be
safe and use good judgment while
enjoying activities at the lake.

Each year, approximately 6,000
people drown in the United States,
making drowning the SECOND
leading cause of accidental deaths
for people 15-44 years of age.
Surprisingly, two-thirds of the people who
drown never intended to be in the water!

Statistics show that 96 percent of those

who drown at Corps lakes may have

survived if they were wearing a life jacket.

Secondly, more than half of all incidents Button Cove
involve alcohol. Photo submitted by Erin Cookston

While going to the lake is a fun experience,

remember that it comes with responsibilities. In order to have a fun and memorable trip on the water

you need to be safe and do this by being prepared for anything that could happen.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that there are five common factors that contribute to many boating
accidents every year. These factors include alcohol use, inattention, reckless operation, passenger
behavior and operator inexperience. Boaters are urged to manage these risk factors and follow
these rules to keep them and those around them safe:

Alcohol and water don't mix
Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in
nearly 20 percent of all boating accidents.
Just one beer can impair balance, vision,
judgment, and reaction time. Research shows
that four hours of boating produces fatigue that
simulates drunkenness. Boating fatigue
combined with alcohol consumption intensifies
the effects of both and increases accident risks.

Hermann Black doing some sunrise fishing near the dam. Boaters
Photo submitted by Diane Dreyer Boaters should take appropriate safety
classes, be familiar with governing state laws
12 Pomme de Terre Lake Area Vacation Guide and have proper safety equipment onboard
before boating. Seventy percent of reported
fatalities occurred on boats where the operator
had not received boating safety instruction,

according to USCG statistics. Wear a life jacket – don’t boating
just carry one on board. Make sure it is U.S. Coast
Guard approved and appropriately sized. Don't
overload the boat (consider boat size, the number of
passengers, and extra equipment before loading).
Check your boat for all required safety equipment.
Carry a set of navigational charts. Check the weather
forecast. File a float plan with family or friends who are
not on the vessel.

Swimming and Knowing Your Limits

At Army Corps of Engineers sites, swimming in

non-designated areas is the highest (47%) cause for Coming into the Harbor Marina.
all water-related fatalities nationwide. Of all Photo submitted by Keri Dalton
swimming-related fatalities, 87 percent of those were

in non-designated swimming areas. Don't take chances by over-estimating swimming skills, and

swim only in designated areas. Watch your children at all times when around the water. It takes

an average of 20 seconds for a child to drown. Never dive into lakes and rivers. Never rely on

toys such as inner tubes and water wings to stay afloat. Reach or throw a flotation device to help

someone in trouble. Don't go in the water! Never swim alone.

Water Safety, Everyone’s Responsibility
Water safety must be a top priority for everyone using
Pomme de Terre Lake this summer. An estimated 1.3
million people visit Pomme de Terre Lake annually.
Statistics show that most drownings occur during peak
visitation, on weekends during the months of April
through September. Fifty percent of all incidents occur
between June and July when the projects are the
busiest and water temperatures are warmest. Males
constitute 89 percent of all Corps water related fatalities.

We ask that you please wear your life jacket, make sure any person accompanying you is wearing their
life jacket, and boat safely using good judgement. A little time spent now on these details will go a long
way towards making 2022 a wonderful summer to remember.

For more information, visit the Pomme de Terre Lake home page at or contact the Pomme
de Terre Lake Project Office at 417-745-6411.



Hermitage 417-745-2121 Urbana 417-993-1002 Bolivar 417-328-6334 Greenfield 417-637-2345 13

fishing Excellent Fishing at Pomme

Pomme de Terre lake is known for its excellent fishing. Good stringers of crappie, bass,
white bass, bluegill, catfish, and walleye are commonly taken from the lake. Pomme de
Terre lake is also noted for its muskie fishing. Muskellunge have been stocked in the
lake regularly since 1966 and dedicated fisherman have an opportunity to catch
trophy-sized muskie. Fishing on Pomme de Terre Lake is regulated by the Missouri
Wildlife Code and enforced by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It is the responsibility of the fisherman to
ensue that they are in compliance with all rules and regulations, whether they are fishing in the lake or the river.

A special program at Pomme de Terre Lake is the fish habitat program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works
closely with the Missouri Department of Conservation to enhance and improve fish habitat on the lake by placing
brush piles at various locations around the lake. These brush piles provide various fish species with structures for
loafing and a place to escape from predators. A map showing the fish habitat locations is available at the Corps of
Engineers’ Project Office.

There are also bank fishing opportunities for anglers who do not have a boat in the form of fishing docks. There are two
sets of fishing docks on the lake; Bolivar Landing and below the Project Office on the east side of the dam. Also there is
a fishing area available below the dam where anglers can fish in the stilling basin from a fenced concrete sidewalk area.

These areas are maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
to be accessible to those who have mobility impairments and may
not be able to fish at other locations.

NMLS# 406107

Fishing at dusk near the dam. Let's Talk
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River river
Nestled among the bluffs and hills of

Hickory County, the Pomme de Terre

River offers excellent recreational

opportunities such as fishing or

simply floating along and enjoying

the beautiful Ozark scenery. Five access

Below Pomme de Terre Dam / Photo submitted by Tori Copeland points are available for public use: Outlet

Park, Hermitage, Cross Timbers, Slick Rock, and Sapps Landing. Canoeing and kayaking are very popular

during the summer months. Optimal floating conditions are when the lake is releasing between 100 to 800 cfs

(cubic feet per second) into the river. During high release rates, the river may become subject to sudden rise

and turbulence. Please contact the Corps of Engineers’ Project Office (417-745-6411) for the release rate into

the river.

As with any water activity, remember
to wear your life jacket! 15

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Becoming a Park Attendant or Park Custodian

The Pomme de Terre Corps of Engineers has five campgrounds – Nemo Landing, Damsite Park, Outlet Park,
Wheatland Park, and Lightfoot Park that require Park Attendant and Park Custodian contracts. Three parks
have individual Park Attendant and Park Custodian contracts while two smaller parks have a combination Park
Attendant/Custodian contract. As an attendant or custodian, you will be provided a full hookup campsite during
your contract service period. If you are
interested in becoming a Park Attendant, Park
Custodian, or combined contractor, please
contact the Pomme de Terre Project Office
at 417-745-6411.

Damsite Park
Photo submitted by Danielle Baldwin

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Honoring Our Veterans community
Hermitage Veterans Memorial

On Veterans Day 2020, the Hickory County Commissioners
hosted an expansion dedication ceremony with dignitaries
Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe, Lt. Col. Leif Thompson US Army,
William Petree Cpt. USAF Chaplin, and 125th
Representative-elect Jim Kalberloh. The local VFW,
American Legion, and the Hermitage School choir were
also involved in the ceremony, and a large group of
community members were in attendance.

The Veterans Monument, located in the courtyard at the
Hickory County Courthouse in Hermitage, took on a new look with an expansion that added two
new monuments and a brand new memorial plaza. This memorial consists of 8”x 8” and 4”x 8”
Dakota Mahogany Granite Pavers set in concrete and engraved with any United States Veterans
pertinent military information.

If you would like more information, or would like to purchase a paver to commemorate a veteran,
please contact one of the County Commissioners or the County Clerk’s office.

Weaubleau Veterans Memorial

The Weaubleau Veterans Memorial Park honors all Veterans who
have served and are currently serving. The completion and dedication
ceremony for the Weaubleau Veterans Memorial Park was held on
November 11, 2006, with state Rep. Larry Wilson, Sen. Delbert Scott,
and several other speakers in attendance.

This project was funded by the Pomme River
Weaubleau Merchants Community Photo submitted by Jessee DeCavelle
Association (WMCA).

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community by ValerieWReidWhDispeirioilnlgogwSs Sanecntiuoarry

Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary has become a much needed
service in the rescue world. We are a 501c3 non profit and licensed
shelter in the state of Missouri. Allowing senior dogs ages 12+ the option
of a happily ever after when otherwise there would be no future for them.
The neglected, abused, or abandoned no longer have to suffer. Once the
seniors come to the sanctuary, they are home. They never have to leave
and they stay until they pass into peace. Every single senior receives full
veterinary care, medications, and love! They are never alone and never
kenneled. It is a true retirement community.
Especially during this last year, our society has faced so many hardships. Here
at the sanctuary we have strived to be a guiding light of hope and peace even
when everything has felt so dark. In 2021 our focus was on peace. What you
focus on becomes your reality and you can see in these beautiful faces that
they found “home.”

Valerie, along with all of our staff, are ever so thankful for
the continued support of our seniors. When all options
are exhausted, we have had so very many of our loyal
supporters step up and be the bridge to hope. Love can
heal a magnitude of hurts and when we band together it
has been proven what amazing things can be
accomplished. Much can be done when like-minded hearts help those that are hurting.
Find us on Facebook, on our website at, or
schedule a visit at [email protected].

Taken from Nemo Bridge
Photo submitted by Anita Mertz

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Hickory County Library community
Greetings from the Hickory County Library.

We are located at 18376 New Hermitage
Drive. The Library offers 24/7 free wi-fi, four
week checkouts on books and audio books,
DVDs, and magazine checkouts. We
recently added a new wireless network that
will ask for agreement of service. We
additionally offer six wireless hot spots
available for checkout.

The Library also offers interlibrary loan services. This means that if this location does not hold an item
in our collection, we can borrow an item from anywhere in the United States OR Canada for FREE.
We are also a part of the MoLib2Go e-book and digital media consortium. The Library added an
additional internet database, HOOPLA. This service not only allows for book checkouts, but there are
magazines and movie streaming as well. You can download and enjoy electronic materials (ebooks,
magazines, audios, and movies) on your mobile device or tablet for FREE! We offer a subscription to
AncestryPlus, if you are interested in family history. Several community groups meet at the Library, such as
the Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Hickory County Soccer Club, and more. We host many
independent classes, technology and adult computer classes. The Library hosts a monthly book club and has
a very active Friends of the Library group.

The Library also added Little Sharing Libraries to our services. Currently, there are Little Sharing Libraries in
Hermitage, Cross Timbers, Weaubleau, and Wheatland, adding Preston, Pittsburg, and Galmey soon.

A little bit of history for you, the Library had an official district within the county in 1949. We have been in three
locations since that inception. Previously, we were
located at the now Jenkins Accounting and Tax office,
then moved to what is now the Hermitage Pharmacy,
before finally settling here on New Hermitage Drive.
Additionally, our library had many facets over the years.
Before unifying with Southwest Regional in the early
1900s, each town within Hickory County had their own
library and literary discussion groups. You can read more
on that in the vintage articles online through the Missouri
State Historical Society Digital Newspaper project. The
Library separated from Southwest Regional in 1992.
Since then, the Library has operated as its own
independent branch.

The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am
until 7:00pm. We are also open on Saturdays from
9:30am until 1:00pm. Come By and Check Us Out! 19

community Hickory County

Community Action Resource Education Services

Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. is a 501c3 organization created in 2011 and is committed to improving people's quality of life
by establishing and maintaining an independent food pantry for Hickory County residents. Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. is
totally manned by a volunteer Board of Directors and Volunteers.

The Food Pantry is located in Wheatland, MO and, in September of 2013, established a
satellite distribution facility in Weaubleau, MO to make it easier for people on the west
end of Hickory County to receive food.

The main source of the Food Pantry funding comes from the Thrift Store they opened in
March 2013 in Hermitage, MO. The Thrift Store is made possible by clothing donations

from the community. It is staffed by volunteers that sort
and stock the store. All proceeds from the sales go to the
food pantry, which was a huge help as 2021 was a trying year for everyone as there was
a rise of families in need.

Hickory County is a devoted community of individuals, local
businesses, schools, and organizations that all help to
support Hickory County C.A.R.E.S.

One night a year, the Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. staff works
the gate at Lucas Oil Speedway’s annual Ozark Food Harvest Food Drive Night where race fans
bring four non-perishable food items and receive a free admission ticket. This brings in an average
of 6,000 to 7,000 lbs. of food which is distributed to Hickory County
C.A.R.E.S. and surrounding counties.

Another way Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. raises money to help feed
our community is by working a 50/50 at Lucas Oil Speedway.

One of the programs that Hickory
County C.A.R.E.S. is proud of is
our Senior Box Program, which is
getting nutritious food to those age
60 and older and is a priority to Hickory County C.A.R.E.S.

All of this could not be accomplished without the help of Volunteers. It doesn't take a big

commitment to make a big impact! Your time makes a difference in the lives of your neighbors

struggling with hunger. We are

always looking for volunteers at Food Pantry

our Food Pantry and Thrift Store. Pantry Address:

If you or anyone you know are ever 18613 Main St., Wheatland, MO 65779
Mailing Address:
in need of help,
P.O. Box 205, Wheatland, MO 65779
Hickory County
C.A.R.E.S. is here. Follow us on Facebook:
Hickory County C.A.R.E.S (@HickoryCountyCARES)
Whether it’s a few
months or longer,
everyone needs a Phone: 417-459-4639

hand up sometimes. Thrift Store


22469 US Highway 54 Hermitage, MO 65668.

Follow us on Facebook:

Hickory County CARES Thrift Store (@hccthriftstore)

20 Pomme de Terre Lake Area Vacation Guide Phone: 417-242-0019

W Sheatland ettlers community
Village How Settlers

Village Came Alive
Wheatland Settlers Village is a collection of authentic log buildings. In 1992, the construction of this
village began through the cooperation of a group of volunteers and the Hickory County Economic
Development Council, Inc., a non-profit organization.

Thirteen authentic log buildings were located in Hickory County, MO, and the surrounding area.
These buildings were uncovered and individual logs were labeled for ease in the re-assembly
process. Next, the log structures were disassembled and moved to the Wheatland town square.
There, using the log labels and computerized drawings, they were carefully re-assembled.

While the re-assembly process may sound easy, it requires not only putting the logs together, but
also re-chinking at the exterior and interior spaces between the logs, re-roofing, and re-assembling
the interior parts of the building.

Volunteer Recognition Settlers Village also has a replica stagecoach relay station. This
relay station is a replica of a frontier Butterfield Overland Mail
You are able to experience the station. It was built from a photograph of an original relay station
Settlers Village now due to the using logs from a building beyond restoration. The Butterfield Overland
efforts of about 18 people. These Mail operated from 1858 to 1860, running from Tipton, MO, through
people took time to recognize the

worth of these structures sitting Wheatland, MO, to San Francisco, CA, a route of 2,790 miles.
in fields or old home sites. In the
process of reclaiming these log By 1995, the Settlers Village really started taking shape. It now includes
buildings, these volunteers several houses, barns, corn cribs, a blacksmith shop, two guest cabins,

encountered much work, finding and the mail relay station. All buildings were graciously donated to the
a great amount of satisfaction. Settlers Village.
They built friendships as they

rebuilt these log buildings, much The Settlers Village with the relay station now stands as a proud
as our ancestors did as they representative of our local and national heritage - particularly our rural
worked together. heritage. It gives us visible cause to appreciate our ancestors who,

working with a broadax, crosscut saw, and other hand tools, created these buildings. It gives us a place

where we can reflect on the indomitable spirit of our pioneers - the same spirit we need to face challenges

in today’s world. Special Events at Settlers Village

Wheatland Harvest Festival (Sept. 10-11, 2022) - Harvest

Festival is held at Wheatland on the first weekend following Labor
Day in September. On
the town square amidst
the log buildings, artists,
artisans, crafters, and
entertainers help to
celebrate the community

Christmas Lighting Ceremony - The Christmas Lighting 21

Ceremony takes place in December. All the log buildings are
graced with lights supplied by volunteers. It is a sight to behold!
And Santa drops by to visit, too.

churches Cross Timbers Area Churches
Southern Baptist Church Hermitage Christian Church Prairie Chapel Church
18788 First Street 20414 US Highway 65
12854 US Highway 65 Urbana, MO 65767
Cross Timbers, MO 65634 Hermitage, MO 65668 417-993-4403
417-745-6750 Spring Branch
417-998-6889 Hermitage
Elkton Baptist Church Church of the Brethern
First Baptist Church 19465 Spring Branch Road
17925 Highway H PO Box 165
Flemington, MO 65650 Warsaw, MO 65355
Hermitage, MO 65668 660-238-5398
417-327-2708 417-745-6611
[email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] St. Bernadette
Weaubleau First Hope Lutheran Church Catholic Church
Baptist Church MO-254
22643 Fugate St. 23055 W. US Hwy 54
Weaubleau, MO 65774 Hermitage, MO 65668 Hermitage, MO 65668
417-428-3363 417-253-2619
[email protected] Pomme de Terre [email protected]
United Methodist Church Wheatland Baptist Church
Galmey Community P.O. Box 229
Bible Church 21046 Co Rd 295 Wheatland, MO 65779
21000 Hwy 254 Hermitage, MO 65668 417-399-8772

Wheatland, MO 65779 417-745-6888
417-282-6554 [email protected]

[email protected]

While on vacation at Pomme de Terre, be sure to enroll your kids in one
of the many Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs by area churches.
We’ve listed a few below that we know of, but be sure to contact the
church of your choice to ask about their VBS programs.

Cross Timbers Baptist Church
June (Dates/Times TBA)

Pomme de Terre Southern
Baptist Church
Dates/Times TBA

Weaubleau Baptist Church
Dates/Times TBA

Galmey Community Bible Church “Best Lake, I Promise”
July 25-29 Photo submitted by Cindy Bailey

5:30-8:00 pm

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TPhe oCmmoeludme bTariuermreat churches
Nestled among oak, cedar, and hickory trees, the
Columbarium at Pomme de Terre is beautifully
landscaped and maintained by the church members
of Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church.

It is a beautiful resting place for the cremated remains of your loved ones. A cross-shaped
Columbarium for those making cremation a part of their funeral planning is located in the
Carson’s Corner area, just east of Lake Pomme de Terre Dam.

A concrete walkway leads to the Columbarium from the paved parking lot, making it

“On Pomme de Terre Lake” accessible to all. A gazebo nearby is available for
Photo submitted by Lisa Dye prayer, meditation and reflection on your loved
ones’ life and memory.


First Baptist Church
Pastor John C. Noble

Located on northwest corner of the Hermitage square

Exalting the Savior F Equipping the Saints F Evangelizing the Sinner

Sunday School Sunday WorShip WedneSdayS
9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. DRIVEN Youth........ 6:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Sonshine Kids......... 6:45 p.m.
Sunday services Adult Bible Study ... 7:00 p.m.
live on Facebook Childcare provided
for all services (Summer hours:
All activities start at 7 p.m.)

P.O. Box 165 • 18650 Spring St.

Hermitage, MO 65668 • 417-745-6611

website: email: [email protected] 23

food Something for Everyone Hickory County has plenty of
great places to eat around
the lake and beyond! A variety of delicious dining options await you as you
shop and play in the county, whether you’re flea marketing, boating, swimming,
fishing, or just kicking back and relaxing. From Mr. Ed’s Drive In in Urbana to
Our Kitchen Table in Weaubleau, and every where in between, there are many
diverse and delicious foods to try.

Urbana to Pittsburg Mr. Ed’s Drive In is on Hwy 65 at NN and

specializes in soft-serve ice cream and delicious burgers. Travel west on NN
to Nemo where you’ll find Nemo Lanes Sports Bar Cafe where they serve the best
pizza around, along with a variety of appetizers, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches
(plus you can bowl a game or two!). Need a quick cup of joe? Stop in at The Blue
Pineapple right next
door to Nemo Lanes.

Head down 64 and stop
off at Nemo Marina for
a quick ice cream! Then
continue on 64 and turn
onto 64B. Just before
getting to Pittsburg
State Park, you’ll find a
wonderful place to kick
back and relax...
Pittsburg Pub & Patio
with their daily lunch
and dinner specials. Enjoy some music, entertainment and games. Need something
quicker? Head back down 64 to Pittsburg and swing into ALPS for some great fried
chicken, sandwiches, or pick up a few groceries for your vacation stay!

ALPS Foods Hunt Brothers Pizza
The Best Pizza Around - Call In Orders: 417 852-1103
Hwy 64, Pittsburg, MO 65724 • 417 852-1111 and juicy

Best Hamburgers on the Lake!

Full Line Grocery • Fresh Meat • Produce • Fishing Tackle
Lake Toys • Variety Store • Propane • RV & Camping • Live Bait

And...for your shipping needs
We Ship Your Packages...via UPS

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Carson’s Corner At Carson’s Corner, north of Nemo, turn left. The food
Trading Post on the right has a variety of quick
to Flemington eats, delicious ice cream, groceries, and even a

specialty gifts area for a little shopping. Just west of the Trading Post is

Memaws Shake Shack with fresh made shakes and other wonderful treats,

along with a full menu of great food. Just over the Pomme de Terre Dam on

the left is The Harbor Restaurant where you’ll have a floating good time while

you’re enjoying tasty food and refreshing beverages while looking out on the

lake. Continue on 254 and just west of Galmey, stop in at the Triangle Quick

Shop for some pizza, ice cream,

fried chicken, and other great food.

Head on out towards 83 and go south

past Elkton until you reach TNT Quick

Shop, specializing in sandwiches, pizzas,

and fried chicken, along with shelves full

of groceries and drinks to meet all your


Wheatland to Weaubleau

Go back north on 83 to 54 Highway
and head west. Just before you get out
of Wheatland, pop into HICKAMO (you
can’t miss it with the huge American
flag flying out front). This grocery store,
cafe, gas station is large enough to
suit all your needs, including burgers,
chicken, donuts, drinks, groceries, pet
supplies, and gas. Look for Oak &
Pine Boutique inside, too.

Continue your journey west on 54 until
you get to Weaubleau. Just before the
far outskirts of Weaubleau is Our
Kitchen Table with some of the best
down home cooking! Be sure to take
home one of their mouth-watering pies! 25

food Hermitage to Carson’s Corner

Time to turn around and head east on 54 towards Hermitage. Right next to the Hickory County
C.A.R.E.S. Thrift Shop you’ll find Home Town Diner who really lives up to their name with great
home town food. They make all their buns and bread fresh! Continue east towards Hermitage and
stop in at Five Star Supermarket to pick up some fresh meat, fresh produce, and fresh baked
goods, order some fresh food in the deli, or fill up on their fantastic salad bar.
Turn onto 254 Hwy and head south. On Friday nights from May-October, stop at the Hickory
County Farmers Market to pick up some fresh produce, baked goods, or any of their other fine
products from the many vendors they have each week! Just past Carson’s Corner, turn onto 295,
and then on 295 Spur to find State Park Marina and try out their fantastic burgers, ice cream, and
snacks. And don’t forget to keep an eye on Facebook to find out where Tony’s BBQ will be so you
can get some of their delicious BBQ.

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Celebrating the Pioneer Spirit entertainment


The annual Pittsburg Days Festival
in the heart of Pittsburg honors our
rich history and pioneering spirit. This
festival will be held at the Pittsburg
Community Building on Saturday,
October 8th from 9 am-4 pm.

Enjoy browsing through all the vendor booths while listening to live music. Good food is
on the menu, too! And don’t miss the games and door prizes... all adding up to FUN! 27


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Your Racing Destination entertainment
by Lyndal Scranton

WHEATLAND - The annual tradition of racing action in a fun, July 9-10 (KDBA Summer Thunder on Lake Lucas), July 30-31
family atmosphere at “America’s Motorsports Destination” fires (KDBA Show-Me Shootout) and Sept. 2-4 (12th annual
up again in April as another big season gets underway at Lucas Diamond Drag Boat Nationals).
Oil Speedway.
As part of the KDBA Show-Me Shootout weekend, actor and
Whether it’s the dirt oval, drag boat track known as “Lake musician John Schneider and his “Bo’s on the Road
Lucas,” the adjacent off road track, or even the fun go-kart slick Extravaganza” returns. Schneider, who played the role of Bo
track behind the main grandstand open for spectators of all Duke on the iconic television program Dukes of Hazzard, will
ages, there will be plenty of options for fans to make Wheatland play in concert at the dirt track on July 29, and there also will be
and Lucas Oil Speedway their racing destination again in 2022. a car show and stunt show. Schneider will sing the National
Anthem prior to the dirt track program on Saturday night July 30.
“We’re looking forward to the 2022 season with a little
something for everyone,” Lucas Oil Speedway General On the Off Road course, the Kansas City Off Road Racing
Manager Danny Lorton said. “The Big Adventure RV Weekly Association has events set for June 18 and Aug. 20. The
Racing Series again is the backbone of our schedule, but we’ll always-popular Thursday Night Thunder program, which
have special events throughout the year. Our second USRA kicks off the 4th of July holiday weekend, is set for June 30. The
Nationals held late in the season will be bigger and better after Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals are Sept. 23-24. The traditional
a tremendous first year. We look forward to welcoming all our season finale, the O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Monster Truck
great fans back for another big season of fast-paced action.” Nationals, wrap the schedule on Oct. 22.

Following an Open Test and Tune on April 9, the season The complete Lucas Oil Speedway schedule along with ticket
officially takes the green flag on Saturday, April 16 with the info can be found by visiting
inaugural Easter Bowl 150. The 150-lap Enduro race will
begin at 6:30 p.m. following a Test and Tune session for Big For ticket information for any future event at Lucas Oil
Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series drivers from 4-6 p.m. Speedway, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at
that day. (417) 282-5984 or via email at [email protected].
Fans also can use the online ticketing system via
The two-night, 9th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals
featuring Late Models is set for April 22-23 before the Big
Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series has its opener on April 30. Lucas Oil Speedway boasts 40 acres of rolling campgrounds. An onsite
The first of 11 editions of the Weekly Racing Series, in which shower house, water and electric hookups, fishing ponds and hiking
drivers compete for track points, will feature ULMA Late Models, trails are in the campground. There are 74 RV spots available with
Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars power and water, 5 spots with power only and 25 Reserve Dry spots for
USRA B-Mod and O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars. each event as well as many acres of open dry camping for both RV and
Tent Camping. On Lake Lucas there are 38 RV spots on the south side
Some of the highlights include the 30th annual Show-Me 100 of the track. It is a great way to catch all of the racing action from the
Presented by May 26-28, featuring the comfort of your RV. Call (417) 282-5984 for reservations.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA drivers.
Winner of the Saturday-night feature will earn a record $50,000. The dirt track also features a full-service concession stand with a diverse
USRA Modifieds will run as the support class all three nights. menu, the air-conditioned Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop and
a vendor midway. The grandstand seating also features 21 VIP Suites
When the Summit USRA Nationals Presented by MyRacePass which seat from 12 to 27 guests, plus two that can accommodate up to
returns to Lucas Oil Speedway for the second time - after more 50. Suites come with private outdoor box seating and all the amenities
than 300 cars entered a three-day show last October - it will inside that you would expect including leather furniture and tall barstool
expand to a six-night show Oct. 3-8. Modifieds, B-Mods, Stock style seating complete with refrigerators, kitchen sink, countertop and
Cars, Hobby Stocks, Tuners, Factory Stocks, Late Models and cable TV.
Limited Mods will be in action.
Missouri’s Best Magazine has named Lucas Oil Speedway as the
Open-wheel racing returns twice in 2022 - May 14 for the 11th winner, as voted by its readers, for “Missouri’s Best Racecourse 2022.”
annual Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps Open-Wheel Show- The online magazine, in its sixth year of celebrating Missouri’s best
down and Sept. 15-17 for the 12th annual ASCS-WAR Jesse businesses through reader polling, will recognize the complete list of
Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial. bests from more than 400 categories in a special edition that more than
150,000 readers can check out at
The Kentucky Drag Boat Association again will sanction four
events on Lake Lucas - June 10-12 (KDBA Spring Opener), 29

entertainment 36 th Annual Rendezvous
May 7-8 2022

The Pomme de Terre Rendezvous is held annually on the
first weekend of May at the Outlet Park below the dam at
Lake Pomme de Terre. It is a fun, family-friendly event that
provides visitors with a glimpse of the life experienced by
early American pioneers and settlers in this area.

There is a pre-1840s rendezvous encampment where
participants wear native or period clothing and stay in
tents or teepees, which were common during this time.
Many of the encampment participants will demonstrate
pioneer skills as well as display and sell many handmade
goods and crafts – including blacksmithing, weaving,
pottery, leatherworks, children’s games, and more.

Visitors may want to try their hand at archery shooting
and throwing an atlatl or tomahawk. Be sure to see the
French artillery canon demonstration and check out the
black powder shooting competition, two of the favorite
attractions for many visitors.

Visitors may also enjoy live music,
wonderful food, and various merchants
of arts and crafts at Crafter’s Lane along
the scenic Pomme de Terre River.

An auction will be held on Saturday
afternoon that includes many
hand-made items donated by traders.
You never know what you might find up
for bid. Proceeds of the auction go to
support the Pomme de Terre
Rendezvous Scholarship Fund.

There is no admission fee for this
event, but donations are certainly

Please go to the Pomme de Terre
Rendezvous page on Facebook to see
and learn more about this great event.

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Sometimes the hardest part of taking a vacation is getting determined enough to choose a
destination and heading out the door. Pomme de Terre Lake will make it all worthwhile. It is
always fun to plan a vacation that coincides with a festival.

The Pomme de Terre Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and its invaluable members are the
driving force of welcoming vacationers, outdoor sportsmen, new residents, and new businesses
into Hickory County and surrounding communities. Our Chamber of Commerce strives to assist
local businesses in their efforts to expand their customer and client base. Our Chamber of
Commerce works diligently to enhance public interests and activities, such as our Spring & Fall
Fishing Tournaments, Fireworks Over the Water and the Great Duck Derby, and the Light Up The
Lake drive-through Christmas lights display.

The Pomme de Terre Rendezvous Committee works diligently to present an annual two-day 31
event. Pomme de Terre Rendezvous is held each year at the Outlet Park below the dam. You
will see participants in native and period dress demonstrating a wide variety of colonial skills.
Yearly activities include a black-powder shooting competition, many craft booths, wonderful
food and great entertainment for everyone to enjoy. If walking is difficult for you, you can travel
in tractor-pulled wagons. To join the Pomme de Terre Rendezvous vendors, you’ll need items
considered to be hand crafted.

agriculture Missouri Agriculture

Hickory County is proud to be a part
of Missouri’s Agriculture Industry!

According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri agriculture employs nearly 460,000
people across the state canvasses 27.8 million acres of farmland, and is home to 95,000 farms,
averaging 291 acres each. See below for more interesting rankings for agriculture in Missouri.

“Peterman Beef Ranch”
Photo submitted by Chelsea Peterman

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Local Schools education
Planning to be a permanent part of Hickory County? If you’re moving to
the area and you have children, there are four school districts available:

Hermitage R-IV School District Weaubleau R-III School District

23824 Polk Street 22320 Center St.
Hermitage, MO 65668 Weaubleau, Missouri MO 65774
417-745-6418 Phone: 417-428-3668

Skyline School District Wheatland R-II School District

20663 US Highway 65 18808 Highway 83
Urbana, MO 65767 Wheatland, MO. 65779
Phone: 417.993.4241 Phone: 417-282-5833 33

camping Camping at Pomme de Terre
The clear water of Pomme de Terre Lake

and the rolling Ozark hills provide an

excellent setting for camping. The lake

offers ten campgrounds conveniently

located around Pomme de Terre Lake.

The Corps of Engineers operates six of

these campgrounds: Nemo Park,

Damsite Park, Outlet Park, Wheatland Park, Lightfoot Park,

and Pittsburg Park. Two are operated by marina

concessionaires: The Harbor Campground & Marina and

Hickory Ridge Highway 83 Campground. The Missouri

Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks also

operates two campgrounds. The information on these pages pertains only to

campgrounds managed by the Corps of Engineers. User fees are charged for

camping in all parks at Pomme de Terre. The amount of the fee is based on the

type of facilities

provided. Reservations

are accepted for

campsites and group

camps. While

reservations are not

required for any of our

campgrounds, they are

Pomme de Terre Dam. advisable during peak
Photo submitted by Diane Dreyer use (holidays) or if you

desire a specific site.

34 Pomme de Terre Lake Area Vacation Guide Candy’s Creations

Floral and gifts
On the square in
Hermitage, MO



Camping Fees camping

Group Camp Sites

Nemo Park $200/day

Outlet Park $40/day

Electric with water site $22/day

Premium electric site $20/day

Basic electric site $18/day

Premium non-electric site $16/day

Basic non-electric site $14/day

Indian Hills Resort Limited camping season $10/day
Photo submitted by Randy Kaiser Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 (all sites)
Mar. 15 - Apr. 15

Off-season camping Free
Nov. 1 - Mar. 15

Damsite Park

Visitors head to Damsite Park for days of enjoyable boating, fishing, and swimming.
Just as the name implies, Damsite Park is just above the dam, at the confluence of
Lindley Creek and the Pomme de
Terre River. The Park has 80 sites
with electric hookups and 8
non-electric sites. Amenities
include a dump station, two
shower houses and a playground.
There are also fishing docks and
boat ramps nearby.

Lightfoot Park

Lightfoot Landing is a smaller 35
campground compared to
neighboring park areas, making
it a more quiet and peaceful
location for boating and fishing
on Pomme de Terre Lake. The
park has 29 sites with electric and
water hookups, including one
that is accessible. Additional
amenities include a shower
house, boat ramp with courtesy
dock, dump station, playground
and picnic shelter.

camping Nemo Park

Nemo Landing is located on the Lindley
Creek arm of the lake. Among the many
campsites at the park, 38 have electric and
water hookups and another 25 have
solely electric hookups. The other 16 sites
are non-electric. New in 2020 there has
been a Group Camp built featuring 11 water
and electric sites and a shelter. Other perks
at the campground are hot showers, a
swimming beach, boat ramp, picnic shelter,
playground and a small basketball court.

Outlet Park Nick Dembski caught a 26.75”

Outlet Park, situated below the Pomme de Terre 7.02# Walleye on June 24, 2021.
Dam, provides a picturesque setting for fishing, Photo submitted by Beverly Dembski

canoeing, hiking, and wildlife viewing on the Pomme de Terre River. The park has 21

campsites, 19 have water and electric hookups and the other 2 are non-electric.

The park also provides hot showers, a boat ramp, two picnic shelters, a ball field, the
Running River Trail and a multipurpose playing court.
There is also a group campsite. It can hold up to 50
guests, has bathrooms and a picnic shelter with
electricity located right in the camping area.


• 12 mo/12,000 mi. Warranty
• Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection
• Up to Date Diagnostic Information & Equipment
• Oil Change • Tires • Tune Ups • Brake Work
• Computerized Tire Balancing

• Check Engine Light

36 Pomme de Terre Lake Area Vacation Guide

Pittsburg Park camping

Sunset at Paradise. Pittsburg park is located on the Lindley
Paradise Cove on Pomme de Terre Lake. Creek Arm of the lake. This is no longer a
free campground, the camping fee is $10
Photo submitted by Mark Finzoll. per night. There are 25 sites all of which
are primitive, no water and no electricity.
12 sites are for tents only and the other 13
could be used by tents or campers. This
park offers two vault toilets, a boat ramp,
playground, and a picnic shelter. The park
shoreline also offers a great place to swim
and fish.

Wheatland Park

Wheatland Park sits along the sparkling shores
of the Pomme de Terre River Arm of the Lake.
The Park has 39 campsites with electric and water
hookups, 26 sites with electric hookups only, and
an additional three non-electric sites. Additional
amenities include two shower houses, large picnic
shelter, laundry facilities, a boat ramp with courtesy
dock, playground, and a swim beach.

“Balance” at Cedar Haven’s Cove. 37
Photo submitted by Jenn Carpenter

camping Limited Camping Season October 1 – November 30
March 15 – April 15
Limited amenities will
be available during the Paisley Light making a splash at the lake.
Limited Camping Photo submitted by Diane Dreyer.
Season. Drinking water
and RV dump station
will only be available in
the Outlet Park. Nemo,
Damsite, Wheatland,
Outlet, and Lightfoot
Parks will only have
electricity available.
All other amenities
(showers, flush toilets, RV
Dump Station, dumpster, etc.)
will not be available. Campers will be
responsible for removing their own
refuse and using the dump station in
Outlet Park.Fee will be $10 per night
(50% Senior/Access Discount available)
and paid using a self-deposit box located
at the Entrance Booth.

Winter Fog at Nemo Campground
Photo submitted by Janet Creech

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camping 39

Campgrounds/RV P

Standard Feature
Boat/Motor Rental
Boat Dock
Boat Ramp
Credit Cards
Fishing Guide Svc
Hiking Trails
Open All Year
Use the circled numbers to find the
lodging on the map on page 45.

*Mapping locations are approximate.

1 Berryland RV Park & Storage
417-852-4253 •

2 Goody’s Resort & RV Park • • ••• ••
417-852-4440 • ••• •

3 Hickory Grove Hideaway
417-852-4440 • •• •

4 Highway 54 RV Park
417-282-5400 • •• •• •

5 Loehr’s Campground & Resort •
417-955-3764 ••
6 Lucas Oil RV Park •
•• ••
Pomme de Terre State Park • ••
417-852-4291 • •

7 Hermitage Area Park
8 Pittsburg Area Park

9 Stillwater Resort

417-282-6241 •

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Parks •••• • •• •••••
• ••

10 Damsite Park
11 Lightfoot Park
12 Nemo Park
13 Outlet Park
14 Pittsburg Landing Park
15 Wheatland Park

40 Pomme de Terre Lake Area Vacation Guide “Lake Life”
Photo submitted by Dontez Jenkins.

•• Pets Allowed es Parks Features & Amenities
• •• Picnic Area
•••••• •••••• •••• Playground
•• Reservations
•••• Restaurant
Shelter House
• Store
Swimming Beach
•• •• •• Swimming Pool
••• Electric
Electric & Water
•••••• Sanitary Dump Site
Sewer Hookup
• • •• •• •• • •• • ••••• • • • ••• • Air Conditioning
• Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
•••••• ••• • •• •• •••• Linens Campground/RV
•••• Outdoor Grill
• Refrigerator
•••• • •• •••••••• ••• •• Television
• WiFi

•••• STILLWATER RESORT •••• •• • • • •••••••• Additional Amenities

On the Water in a Quiet Cove
Boat Ramps •

10 Lake Cabins lodging
Covered Boat Dock w/Electricity

Cable TV & WIFI

Newly Remodeled Cabins On The Lake


[email protected]


Accommodations and Lodg

Standard Feature

Use the circled numbers to find the
lodging on the map on page 45.

*Mapping locations are approximate.
Boat/Motor Rental
Boat Dock
Boat Ramp
Credit Cards
Fishing Guide Svc
Hiking Trails
Open All Year
16 Clearlight Inn • •
417-745-2500 • • •

2 Goody’s Resort & RV Park • ••• •• •
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417-852-4440 • • •
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3 Hickory Grove Hideaway • •

417-852-4440 • •

17 Lakeview Lodge ••• •
417-745-6485 •

18 Pelican Inn •

417-282-5937 •

19 Speedway Home Suites

417-280-4663 •

8 Stillwater Resort

417-282-6241 •

20 Stony Lane Acres, LLC

4174907829 •

21 Sunflower Resort

417-282-6235 •

22 Uncle Truman’s Cabin
417-745-6183 •

23 Wheatland Motel

417-282-7100 •

24 Woodhill Acres


Relax, you’re at the LAKE!

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ging Features & Amenities Additional Amenities lodging

es Campground/RV

Pets Allowed
Picnic Area
Shelter House
Swimming Beach
Swimmig Pool
Electric & Water
Sanitary Dump Site
Sewer Hookup
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
Outdoor Grill

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20893 County Road 295 • Hwy 254 & Hwy 64 • Hermitage, MO 65668

Phone: 417.745.2500 • Fax: 417.745.2510 • Toll Free 866.681.5250

Located at Carson’s Corner on Hwy 254, the Inn is conveniently located 1 mile from the dam
and 2 boat ramps. Lucas Oil Speedway & Shadow Lake Golf Club are just 8 miles away.

Larry & Cindy Lightfoot • Email: [email protected] 43

lodging Accommodations and Lodging Map
*Mapping locations (from pages 40-43) are approximate.

Hickory County has a variety of
lodging to accommodate your
trip to Pomme de Terre Lake...
from camping and RV parks to
hotels and B&Bs. Use the map
on the opposite page to locate
the accommodations listed on
pages 40-43.

Sunrise North of Bolivar Landing
Photo submitted by Holly Batson.

SuRneflsoowrter AT THE WATER’S EDGE! Annual RV Sites • Covered Dock • Boat/Motor Rental
Swimming Area • Playground • Picnic Area • Recreational Equipment

Free WiFi • Cable TV • One/two Room Kitchenettes
Single Level Units • Suites with Jacuzzi Bathtubs

2 miles west of dam on 254 to County Rd. 242
22792 Sunflower Drive Wheatland, MO 65779

Clean • Spacious • Affordable

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23 4 19 lodging

18 13 16
24 8 20

21 10 17

9 15 7


1 12

2 14
5 11
3 45

members Muskie Level 2022 Chamber of
Clearlight Inn

Citizens Memorial Hospital CR Pumps Well Service
HICKAMO Crawford Auction Service
Robert Sawyer Agency, LLC Dawn’s Mo-Tique/Arrow N Boutique
TNT Quick Shop Deems Equipment
Duke Transportation, LLC
Bass Level Fast Track Graphix
Five Star Supermarket
Action Drilling, LLC Fred’s Mulch Mart
Advantage 1 Electric, LLC Goody’s Resort & RV Park
Central Insurance Agency of MO, LLC Griff’s Floor Covering, LLC
Don Howe Gravel & Dirt, LLC Gynemia’s Flower Garden
Nemo Landing Marina, Inc Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home
OakStar Bank Hermitage Lumber
Quantum Wellness, LLC Hermitage Professional Pharmacy
Southwest Electric Cooperative Hickory County Farmer’s Mutual Insurance
State Park Marina Hickory Grove Hideaway
Steve Scott Concrete Highway 54 RV Park
Stock Electric Engineering, LLC Hodges Insurance Agency

Crappie Level Home Town Diner
Hubbert Realty
54 Buildings and More Index
65 Auto, LLC Jenkins Financial Services, LLC
A-Plus Glass Co. Kathy Stanley Real Estate, Inc
A+K Farms, LLC Lady’s Coins
ActNow Promotions Lakeside Liquor, LLC
Akins Realty Lakeside Media
ALPS Grocery Lakeview Lodge
Applewood In-Home Health Lime Bank
Be Your Best Fitness Loehr’s Campground & Resort
Bentley Title Guaranty, Inc Lucas Oil Speedway
Berryland RV Park & Storage M&M Contracting Co., LLC
Bow Wow’s Salon Memaw’s Shake Shack
Breshears Pump and Excavating Miller’s Body Shop, LLC
BUBBA’S Disposal, LLC Mr. Ed’s Drive-In
C & D Storage/Chip and Dave Properties, LLC Nemo Lanes Bowling Ctr/Sports Bar Cafe
C & S Backhoe & Plumbing Noelle & Co.
Candlelight Creations/Dick’s Wild Root Oak & Pine Boutique
Candy’s Creations Ohrazda’s Custom Designs
Carsons Corner Auto Parts (NAPA) On-Site RV, LLC
Century 21 Peterson Real Estate Ott’s Tree Service
Citizens Memorial Hospital Our Kitchen Table

Parker’s Décor & More

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C Mf ommerce embers members
Pelican Inn Non-Profit Level
Pittsburg Pub & Patio
Pomme de Terre Arms, LLC C.R.O.P.
Pomme Plumbing, LLC Central Hickory Fire Rescue
Pomme View Finds, LLC City of Hermitage
Pom-mee Kayak Rentals & More City of Weaubleau
PTN Internet City of Wheatland
Rains Ice Elkton Baptist Church
S & C’s ACE Automotive Repair, LLC Four Legs and Fur Animal Society
Sawyer Accounting Services, LLC Galmey Community Bible Church
Shelter Insurance Company Hermitage Christian Church
Speedway Home Suites Hermitage First Baptist Church
Stillwater Resort Hermitage R-IV School
Stony Lane Acres, LLC Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry/Thrift Store
Sunflower Resort Hickory County Cattlemen’s Association
The Blue Pineapple Boutique, LLC Hickory County Farmers Market
The Harbor Restaurant Hickory County Fire & Rescue
Tony’s BBQ Hickory County Health Department
Trading Post Hickory County Library
Triangle Quick Shop Hickory County Republican Central Committee
Uncle Truman’s Cabin Hope Lutheran Church
Weaubleau Farmer’s Exchange McCarty Senior Center
Wheatland Motel My Final Chapter
White’s Marine Center On My Own, Inc
Woodhill Acres Ozarks Community Health Center
Worley Farm & Lawn Equipment Pittsburg Community Corp.
Pomme de Terre Rendezvous

Pomme de Terre Shrine Club

Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church

Prairie Chapel Church


St. Bernadette Catholic Church

Skyline School

Great Blue Heron Spring Branch Church of the Brethern
on the Hunt near Weaubleau First Baptist Church
Weaubleau R-III School District
Cooper Cove West Central Missouri Community Action Agency
resort dock area. Wheatland Baptist Church
Photo submitted Wheatland Harvest Festival
by Michelle Hodge

Wheatland R-II School

Whispering Willows Dog Sanctuary 47

services directory Accommodations/ Pelican Inn P. 42 Accounting/Taxes

21001 State Highway 254

Campgrounds/ Wheatland, MO 65779 Jenkins Financial Services, LLC

417-282-5937 23652 Polk Street
Hermitage, MO 65668
Lodging/RV Parks 888-494-9012 417-745-2328
[email protected]
Find us on Facebook

Berryland RV Park & Storage Speedway Home Suites P. 40 Sawyer Accounting Services, LLC
18832 Jackson Street
24209 Berry Lane (64/64B) 19265 US Hwy 54 Hermitage, MO 65668 P. 22
Pittsburg, MO 65724 Wheatland, MO 65779
417-852-4253 417-745-0066 [email protected]
[email protected] Find us on Facebook
Stillwater Resort
Clearlight Inn P. 41
23563 Stillwater Street
P. 43 Wheatland, MO 65779 [email protected]
20893 County Road 295
[email protected]
Hermitage, MO 65668 Agriculture

417-745-2500 A&K Farms, LLC 28554 County Road 220
Preston, MO 65668
[email protected] Stony Lane Acres, LLC 417-576-0551
[email protected]
Goody’s Resort & RV Park 21083 Stony Lane
Hermitage, MO 65668 Hickory County
21222 County Road 191 417-490-7829 Cattlemen’s Association
Flemington, MO 65650 Find us on Facebook
417-282-6338 P.O. Box 397 [email protected] Hermitage, MO 65668
[email protected] 417-745-4242

Hickory Grove Hideaway Sunflower Resort P. 44 Weaubleau Farmer’s Exchange

26275 County Road 322 22792 Sunflower Drive 115 N. Russell Street
Pittsburg, MO 65724 Wheatland, MO 65779 Weaubleau, MO 65774
417-852-4440 417-282-6235 417-428-3336 [email protected]
[email protected] [email protected]
Worley Farm & Lawn Equipment
Highway 54 RV Park Uncle Truman’s Cabin P. 41
11565 US Highway 54
18899 US Highway 54 26040 Arrowhead Rd Weaubleau, MO 65774
Wheatland, MO 65779 Hermitage, MO 65668 417-428-3100
417-282-5400 417-745-6183 Find us on Facebook [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] Auto/Boat/RV
Lakeview Lodge P. 43
21260 County Road 295 Wheatland Motel 65 Auto, LLC
P. 44
Hermitage, MO 65668 18787 US Highway 54 28000 Highway NN
Wheatland, MO 65779 Urbana, MO 65767
417-745-6485 417-282-7100 417-872-6389 [email protected]
Find us on Facebook
A-Plus Glass Co.
18914 3rd Avenue
[email protected] Woodhill Acres Wheatland, MO 65779
Loehr’s Campground & Resort P. 42 Find us on Facebook
[email protected]
20241 Highway RB 21961 State Hwy 254
Flemington, MO 65774
417-955-3764 Wheatland, MO 65779
Find us on Facebook
[email protected] 816-722-1193

[email protected]

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ALPS Grocery P. 24 HICKAMO P. 27 Steve Scott Concrete P. 19 services directory

25817 State Highway 64 18718 US Highway 54 24049 County Rd 30
Pittsburg, MO 65724 Wheatland, MO 65779 Pittsburg, MO 65724
417-852-1111 417-282-1261 417-399-8679
Find us on Facebook Find us on Facebook [email protected]
[email protected] [email protected]

Carson’s Corner P. 14 Banks Churches
Auto Parts (NAPA)
24453 State Highway 254 Lime Bank Elkton Baptist Church
P. 7
21185 State Highway 254 17925 Highway H
Hermitage, MO 65668 Wheatland, MO 65779 Flemington, MO 65650
417-282-5660 913-634-6011
[email protected]

[email protected] Galmey Community
Bible Church
Duke Transportation P. 9 OakStar Bank
21000 State Highway 254
19760 US Hwy 54 P. 14 Wheatland, MO 65779
Wheatland, MO 65779 23193 US Highway 54
[email protected]
816-560-1260 Hermitage, MO 65668

Find us on Facebook 417-745-4242 Find us on Facebook

[email protected]

Miller’s Body Shop, LLC [email protected] Hermitage Christian Church

20868 County Road 210 P. 7 18788 First Street
Hermitage, MO 65668 Hermitage, MO 65668
417-745-2168 Building Services 417-745-6750
[email protected]
54 Buildings & More Hermitage First Baptist Church
On-Site RV, LLC 18650 Spring Street
24780 US Highway 54
14333 County Rd 234L Hermitage, MO 65668 Hermitage, MO 65668 P. 23
Weaubleau, MO 65774 417-770-8249
417-309-1416 Find us on Facebook 417-745-6611
[email protected]
[email protected]

Griff’s Floor Covering, LLC [email protected]

S&C’s ACE Automotive P. 36 20921 State Highway 254 Hope Lutheran Church
Wheatland, MO 65779
Repair, LLC 417-718-6053 23055 W. Highway 54
22282 County Road 205L Find us on Facebook Hermitage, MO 65668
[email protected] 417-253-2619

Wheatland, MO 65779 Hermitage Lumber P. 17 Pomme de Terre United
Methodist Church
417-282-6086 24965 State Highway 254
Hermitage, MO 65668 21046 County Road 295
[email protected] 417-745-6419 Hermitage, MO 65668
Find us on Facebook 417-745-6888
White’s Marine Center Find us on Facebook
[email protected] [email protected]
24604 State Highway 64 P. 13
Pittsburg, MO 65724 M&M Contracting Co., LLC Prairie Chapel Church
417-852-4414 26590 County Road 316 20414 Highway 65
[email protected] Urbana, MO 65767 Urbana, MO 65767
816-591-6696 417-993-4403
Bait/Tackle Find us on Facebook Find us on Facebook
[email protected] [email protected]
ALPS Grocery P. 24

25817 State Highway 64
Pittsburg, MO 65724
Find us on Facebook
[email protected] 49

services directory Spring Branch Church Hickory County C.A.R.E.S. Pomme de Terre Shrine Club
of the Brethren Food Pantry, Thrift Store
25307 State Highway 254
19465 Spring Branch Road 18613 Main St Hermitage, MO 65668
Warsaw Mo 65355 Wheatland, MO 65779 417-745-2227
Warsaw, MO 417-459-4639
660-909-7499 Find us on Facebook PTN Internet P. 27
[email protected]
[email protected] 333 S. 30th Road
St. Bernadette Catholic Church Humansville, MO 65674
Hickory County Fire & Rescue 417-855-9334
24798 State Highway 254 Find us on Facebook
Hermitage, MO 65668 US 54 Highway [email protected]
417-745-6361 Hermitage, MO 65668
Find us on Facebook 417-282-6660 PWSD #2 Find us on Facebook
[email protected] 22303 County Rd 205L
Hickory County Library Wheatland, MO 65779
Weaubleau First Baptist Church 417-282-6907
18376 New Hermitage Drive [email protected]
22643 Fugate St. Hermitage, MO 65668
Weaubleau, MO 65774 417-745-6939 Southwest Electric Cooperative
417-428-3363 Find us on Facebook
[email protected] 18002 US Highway 65
[email protected] Preston, MO 65732
Wheatland Baptist Church 800-262-0326
McCarty Senior Center
PO Box 229 [email protected]
Wheatland, MO 65779 19482 US Highway 54
417-399-8772 Wheatland, MO 65779 West Central Missouri
Find us on Facebook 417-282-6100 Community Action Agency
Find us on Facebook
Collectables 106 W. 4th St
[email protected] Appleton City, MO 64724
Lady’s Coins 660-476-2185
My Final Chapter Find us on Facebook
21050 State Highway 254
Wheatland, MO 65779 P.O. Box 325 [email protected]
417-399-7613 Ash Grove, MO 65604
Find us on Facebook 417-327-4845 Wheatland Harvest Festival
[email protected] Find us on Facebook PO Box 102
Community Svcs. Wheatland, MO 65779
On My Own, Inc 417-309-3457
Find us on Facebook
428 E. Highland
C.R.O.P. Nevada, MO 64772 Whispering Willows
417-667-7007 Dog Sanctuary
18572 Highway 83 Find us on Facebook
Wheatland, MO 65668 22051 Old 64 Highway
417-527-0443 [email protected] Hermitage, MO 65668
Find us on Facebook 417-410-0616
Ott’s Tree Service Find us on Facebook
Fast Track Graphix P. 9 [email protected]
15510 Highway W
17211 County Road 134
Hermitage, MO 65668 Wheatland, MO 65779
[email protected] 417-770-7562 Computer Services

Find us on Facebook Lakeside Media

Four Legs & Fur Animal Society [email protected] Wheatland, MO
22984 US Highway 54 Pittsburg Community Corp. [email protected]

Hermitage, MO 65668 P. 18 PO Box 53
417-292-4475 Pittsburg, MO 65724
Find us on Facebook Find us on Facebook
[email protected]

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