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    Yeah, I know there's a whole other thread for the slough but I have some questions that didn't get answered there.

    How far off the 5FWY is it? Is the water level good? Easy to park truck/trailer? what about a beach to set up on for the day? Any help is appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    Yeah, I know there's a whole other thread for the slough but I have some questions that didn't get answered there.

    How far off the 5FWY is it? Is the water level good? Easy to park truck/trailer? what about a beach to set up on for the day? Any help is appreciated.
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    I don't know how far off 5 it is. water level is good all the time. Easy to park and you can camp right off water.

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    I have a pic of the camping but it wont upload

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    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Bake...=Mendota&2s=CA i hope it helps wen you get to mendota go right on 180 it on the left (fresno slough) about 2 or 3 miles past mendota

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    How far off the 5FWY is it? about 45 min

    Is the water level good? yep

    Easy to park truck/trailer? pretty much, the launch is slippery as I'm sure you've read so be careful

    what about a beach to set up on for the day? not really in the back. There are a couple of spots here and there that you *might* be able to park at. Its been awhile and back then it was pretty rough soil with weeds, wouldn't call it a beach. We hang out on a "sandbar" (aka dirtbar)

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    just curious how corrosive is the water? do you have to flush your engines after every use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    Yeah, I know there's a whole other thread for the slough but I have some questions that didn't get answered there.

    How far off the 5FWY is it? Is the water level good? Easy to park truck/trailer? what about a beach to set up on for the day? Any help is appreciated.
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    I would say its about 25 miles east of I 5. Map Quest Mendota if you wanna more accurate figure. The slough is no more than a mile east of Mendota Ca.
    There are camp grounds with tables and benches, a couple of portable bathrooms and an outdoor shower. As far as a beach, its about three feet under water but there are places on the bank you can set up a day camp. The facilities are nothing fancy to say the least, but the water is always calm and cool. We've got a great bunch of people that all hang out and the group gets bigger every weekend. Its big fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    just curious how corrosive is the water? do you have to flush your engines after every use?
    I usually flush mine at the end of the season every year. Ive never heard of anyone developing mechanical problems from the water out there, its usually from a very heavy right foot.
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    oh oK I was thinking a slough was very brackish water.
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    The water is mostly pumpedin from underground it stayes the same year round cause it is a wild life refuge. And omegaman is rightwe are the biggest threat to our motors between slough-crusier valdez1 and myself there is about 8 big block chevys in davey jones locker.

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    Just remember, though if anyone's thinking about this weekend, the campground aka Jack's Resort is full, completely booked, no room.

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    Is it better than Don Pedro?

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    been to the slough twice and will keep on going back. for me its a lot cheaper going there cost less in gas and launching fees than our neighboring lakes. plus good people out there with alike interests and old school jet boats. if you are wondering about checking it out you should its a blast out there.

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    There is a couple of v-drive that go out. Im am one but mostly jets. If you like calm water and no rangers its the place to go. I ask if there was a patch of shore to mowe down and make a nice beach on but no one seemed to interested in doing it. I think it would make it that much cooler.

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    As far as better then Don I dont know I have never been to Don. Its not the cleanest water but it the calmest around.

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