- Getting a life vest
People rafting on the Mokelumne River may acquire a life vest
free of charge through a special program called Kids Don’t Float.
Though it is primarily for children, adult life-preserver jackets
are available as well.
San Joaquin County requires that children under the age of 13
must wear a life preserver in the Mokelumne River. Preservers may
be picked up at the Clements fire station at Highway 88 and
Mackville Road, at Stillman Magee Regional Park on Mackville Road,
just south of the Mokelumne River, and at the Mokelumne River
Day-Use Area near Lake Camanche.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 12:00 pm, Wed Jun 29, 2011.
The unusually hazardous conditions in the Mokelumne River this
year are causing the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office to
consider closing the river to the public for safety reasons.
The Mokelumne and rivers throughout California are plagued by
swifter-moving water due to late-season storms and snow at the
higher elevations. It's also a whole lot colder even if it's hot
outside the water.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:00 pm.