Pomme De Terre Lake Management Lands

Driving Directions

Please see maps provided at the map link.

General Information





  • The Missouri Department of Conservation manages the fishery in Pomme de Terre Lake in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers. See regulations.
  • Bank fishing access is available on management lands at various locations around the lake.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Lake attracts several waterfowl species, pelicans, bald eagles annually. Woodland and glade associated birds are present. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Camping is allowed on Corps Of Engineers Campgrounds only - no camping on MDC licensed portions. 
Canoeing  Pomme de Terre Lake.  
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Muskie fishing is a popular and challenging sport on this lake. The lake supports an excellent muskie population, with fish up to 48 inches in length. Fall is the prime time for muskie fishing. 
Fishing - Other Good population. The lake supports a growing walleye population. Walleye and white bass fishing is good in the lake year-round, and seasonal (March - April) fishing opportunities are available for both species in tributary streams. 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Horseback Riding  Multi-use trailhead at Bolivar access, open to horseback riding, hiking, bicycling 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other McCracken Bridge access  Gravel ramp only to Pomme de Terre River. 
Boat Ramp - Stream - Other Sleepy Hollow canoe access  Canoe access only, gravel ramp. 
Dock - FishingaccessibleBolivar Access   
Parking Lot  10  Gravel parking lots. 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Pomme de Terre River 2.00 miles Access to upper portions is limited. 
Stream - Permanent Lindley Creek 2.00 miles Access to upper portions limited.  
Wildlife Watering Hole  0.50 acres Wildlife watering hole Bolivar area 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 500.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 150.00  
Savanna 1750.00  
Glade 204.00  
Forest and Woodland 1500.00  
Old Field 700.00  
Total Area Acres:4805.30 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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