Get out of the house! Base Lakes

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  • By Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
One can get out of the house and spend time outdoors without having to travel any further than the confines of F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., by visiting the base's Pearson Lakes.

The Pearson Lakes are a pair of lakes located off of Rogers Road just north of the base golf course. The lakes are a great escape where one can get out and enjoy the outdoors while not having to go far from the base.

The lakes have many activities to choose from -- fishing, enjoying a day out on the lake in a non-motorized boat, or just hang out with family and friends; the lakes are a nice way to get out of the house.

Fishing is a big feature at the lakes. The lakes are stocked one to two times a year with rainbow and brown trout. Fishing at these lakes requires a fishing permit, which can be obtained at Outdoor Recreation.

The cost of a season permit, which is good for that calendar year, is $10.50 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens (ages 60 and older) and disabled veterans. Temporary, five-day permits, are available for $6.50.

Outdoor Recreation is a great place to visit before headed to the lakes. They have many items available to rent for trips to the lakes. Some of the equipment includes fishing rods and reels, coolers, boating equipment, camping gear, and recreational equipment such as volleyball nets and other sporting equipment.

One feature of the base lakes includes a completely enclosed and climate-controlled pavilion that can be rented out for parties and get-togethers.

The pavilion has 10 six-foot tables, two outdoor charcoal barbecues, an outdoor playground, volleyball pit and restrooms. The pavilion can be rented from Outdoor Recreation for a 24-hour period at the cost of $45. For official unit functions, the pavilion can be rented out for free.

At this time the lakes are undergoing various improvements. Currently, the North Pearson Lake is being renovated. The lake has been drained in-order to be cleaned and deepened. Previously, the lake was shallow; the new depth is approximately 12-feet deep. The lake is scheduled to be refilled and then re-stocked with fish before fall.