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Taking our first trip to that side of the lake this summer. Planning to take the Chenal Ecarte ("Snye Carty") to Mitchell's Bay, spend a day at the marine park, then head over to the Thames.

Anybody done an overnight at Mitchell's Bay Marine Park?
 

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Sorry, I can't offer any experiences going there.

Hopefully someone here can!
 

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Have spent several weekends there each of the last 5 years. Have always taken a spot on the wall backing up to the travel trailer park. This allows for nice bonfires at night. Staff is friendly, restrooms/showers old but not too bad. Easy walk into town for restaurants and supplies. I've never had a bad time there in over a dozen visits. One piece of advice....the channel into this place is narrow and shallow....stay in the channel....I draw three feet though so maybe not an issue for you....
 

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QUOTE(Knot right @ Jun 18 2009, 09:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have spent several weekends there each of the last 5 years. Have always taken a spot on the wall backing up to the travel trailer park. This allows for nice bonfires at night. Staff is friendly, restrooms/showers old but not too bad. Easy walk into town for restaurants and supplies. I've never had a bad time there in over a dozen visits. One piece of advice....the channel into this place is narrow and shallow....stay in the channel....I draw three feet though so maybe not an issue for you....
Thanks for the tip about the sea wall. I will try and request that area. A bonfire would be great.

Good to know about the channel, as i have a 310 with v-drives and I can't trim up. Draft 2' 11". I will keep an eye on that and enter at idle.

Thanks for the info Knot.
 

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QUOTE(Knot right @ Jun 18 2009, 09:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have spent several weekends there each of the last 5 years. Have always taken a spot on the wall backing up to the travel trailer park. This allows for nice bonfires at night. Staff is friendly, restrooms/showers old but not too bad. Easy walk into town for restaurants and supplies. I've never had a bad time there in over a dozen visits. One piece of advice....the channel into this place is narrow and shallow....stay in the channel....I draw three feet though so maybe not an issue for you....
Go and have a blast!
its a nice quiet spot on the lake that almost takes you back to simplier times.
BUT, its been 8yrs since i have been there so i cant tell you how it is now
 

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as to the bonfire the park sells firewood but there is a store in town that has a better price and if ya tip the guy he will deliver the wood. They also have great ice creme at that store. I have twin inboards with v drives and as long as I go nice and easy I've been fine. Oddly enough my travel friends have several times struggled with weed build up on props at slow speeds and or plants clogging cooling intakes and impellers....this being on I/O boats. The locals hit it about 2 feet outside the harbor and get on plane immediatly. We have speculated that might be to defeat the weed issues. Or maybe they just like to go fast...who knows......this early you should be good...water high...weeds low....late in August the weeds get to be a problem....one August I finally got out into deep water .... I kicked her into reverse and spit out a mattress sized hunk of weeds....
 

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Sand Pointe Yacht club went there few years ago. Like stated the channel is NARROW and not real deep. Friend of mine from Stoney Pointe knows my boat and told me not to try it. There were a couple boats 38'+ that hit bottom, got tangled in weeds, props fixed, etc. Glad I took the advice..... They did have a good time and the staff took care of them well.
 

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We were there a couple of years ago - it is a nice marina. Our group had the "island", a nice area with trees, picnic tables etc. You can walk to the beach and watch the kiteboarders, and there are a couple of nearby restaurants. We were there when the water was low, and it was a bit shallow getting in. But this year there should be plenty of water. Late in the season the marina gets weedy.
It a nice ride over, too!
Joyce
 
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