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Established Camping


8 Reviews


US Army Corps of Engineers

Pomme De Terre Lake


Visitors head to Damsite on Pomme de Terre Lake 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 lake is named for the river that feeds it. 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 when they discovered plants resembling potatoes on the riverbanks.


Excellent fishing is found at the lake, which boasts one of the best catch ratios in the country. Each fall the lake is stocked with muskie, but crappie, largemouth and white bass are also found in abundance. Every year on Fourth of July holiday weekend, a fireworks display takes place over the dam.


Damsite Park has 80 sites with electric and water hookups, 7 non-electric sites and 1 tent site. Amenities include a dump station, two shower houses, a horse shoe pits, and a playground.

Natural Features

Pomme de Terre Lake sits in the rolling Ozark hills, with 7,790-acres of sparkling surface area and 113 miles of shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

One of the best dirt tracks in the country is right down the road or enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. There are also multiple trails located around this part of the lake.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • WiFi
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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8 Reviews

Dan & Penny F.
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2021

Wow! Full hookup site with grass and a view!

Had the fortune to pick the only site available with full hookups. Originally built for park volunteers, we enjoyed 50/30 amp service, water and sewer with amazing views of the lake. The rest of the sites have water and electric. Lots of sites with lakeside access, play area for the kids and clean bath house.

With America the Beautiful Senior Pass, weekend cost $22!

Must see!

Month of VisitSeptember
Paul K.
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

quiet campground, great lake views

Great campground stayed at 122 

hard to find shade in some sites.

great breeze and star gazing.

Month of VisitAugust
  • can't beat a great campfire
  • Review photo of Damsite by Paul K., May 26, 2021
  • Review photo of Damsite by Paul K., May 26, 2021
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Jon L.
Reviewed May. 5, 2021

Great campground for fishing and views

My family and I stayed on the very tip of the campground (site 59). The views were great and we even had a private staircase right down to the water. The site was big & level but it was all gravel. There is not a designated swim area so bring your fishing pole and catch crappie from the shore. Also make sure you have an extra long sewer hose for the dump station.

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Damsite by Jon L., May 5, 2021
  • Review photo of Damsite by Jon L., May 5, 2021
  • Review photo of Damsite by Jon L., May 5, 2021
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Damsite is located in Missouri

Detail location of campground


From Springfield, MO, take US 65 north for 60 miles to Preston, MO.. Continue on Highway 54 west to Hermitage, MO., then take Highway 254/ 64 south to Carsons Corner and follow Highway 254 west toward the dam. The entrance to Damsite Park is on the south side of Highway 254.


24312 State Hwy 254 Hermitage, MO 65668


37.9047222 N
93.3077778 W

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