Pomme de terre, French for "potato," can be translated "apple of the earth," which is a fitting interpretation when referring to Pomme de Terre State Park. Located on both the Hermitage and Pittsburg sides of Pomme de Terre Lake, the park offers a vast array of recreational opportunities. Visitors can launch a boat and find a quiet cove to fish for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie or even muskie. A fishing pier and marina are features on the Pittsburg side. The park's two public swimming beaches provide a great place to cool off or lounge in the sun. For those who prefer to stay ashore, the park offers two hiking trails that wind through several scenic areas. Picnic sites, throughout the forest and near the lake, provide a place to rest or enjoy lunch. Large groups can reserve an open picnic shelter in advance for a minimal fee. Overnight accommodations include more than 250 campsites, many located near the lake shore, on both sides of the park. Each camping area features modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities. The peaceful setting of Pomme de Terre State Park, along with its recreation potential, will lure visitors to return again and again.