Is a wildlife refuge. Only self propelled craft (row, canoe, kayak) are permited on this lake.
The maximum speed on Lake Pearson is 5 knots.
This lake is suitable for water skiing and boating.
The Waimakariri River is suitable for kayaking or canoeing. It is a long trip between road access points. No powered craft is permitted above the Bealey Bridge at Klondyke Corner.