A winding road heads through the hills at the back of town to these two picturesque lakes, formed when glacial moraines dammed shallow valleys. The first, to the left, is Patricia; the second, farther along the road, is Pyramid, backed by Pyramid Mountain (2,765 m/9,072 ft). Both lakes are popular spots for picnicking, fishing, boating, and swimming (Pyramid only). Boat rentals are available at Pyramid Lake Boat Rentals (780/852-4900).
Canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, and kayaks are $35 for the first hour and $25 for each additional hour. Motorboats are $55 per hour. The road continues around the lake to a footbridge, which leads to an island popular with picnickers.