A few days ago I joined a great group of exploratory paddlers to check out Lost Slough. The weather was perfect and the scenery did not disappoint.
We launched from what used to be Delta Meadows State Park in Locke. There is a concrete ramp we used but it was steep and slippery. This was a one way paddle to Cosumnes River Preserve so we set up a shuttle prior to launching. Access to the ramp is limited and you need wheels to get your boat there and there are no facilities.
After setting up our shuttle we launched around noon and headed toward Meadows Slough where we found a great spot in the shade to eat lunch. After exploring Meadows Slough we headed to Lost Slough and paddled east towards our destination. Lost Slough is the perfect name for this spot, as you can become easily lost amongst the various channels that lead to the preserve. It's extremely quiet and peaceful and we only encountered a couple of fishing boats on our journey.
We ended up paddling a little over 10 miles with one portage and it was another great day on the water!