Boating on the San Joaquin River - with a GPS
Posted on Jun 27, 2013 by
I was born and raised in Antioch. That town is right on the San Jouquin River where it joins with the Sacramento River. I believe it has the second largest Delta in California. I believe the water has cleansed itself, after the several mills that used to pollute the river were shut down many, many years ago. I was last out fishing last year. The water is not polluted in my humble opinion. The entire area is great for boating, fishing, water-skiing and exploring. But I hasten to add that I agree 100% with the suggestion to take a GPS, preferably one with "Track Back" features. The Garmin 60CSx or 60Cx would provide that function for you. I am not a salesman, but I use a 60CSx and find it excellent and reliable. It is also waterproof, but does not float. I do not have the GPS map for that area. I should, though. Be sure to have charts for all the areas you intend to explore, as there are many navigational hazards throughout the Delta and also sandbars that can hang you up if you hit one on the wrong tide. Have fun. It is a truly wonderful place to go boating.