Leslie Gulch–Slocum Creek Professional Review and Guide
"This sun-drenched camp has limited amenities, but it enjoys a front-row seat to the reservoir and an exciting canyon location. Stargazing is unmatched. The reservoir is noted for its scenery, fishing, and boating. Washes in the Leslie Gulch area shape natural dryweather hiking trails through the colorful volcanic ash formations: shields, beehives, hollows, and monoliths that tickle the imagination. Visitors have the opportunity to spy bighorn sheep, coyotes, bats, and golden eagles, but be alert for snakes. The camp sits at the mouth of Slocum Gulch for morning or evening strolls. Bring plenty of water, hats, sunscreen, and a freestanding shade source. A reservoir dunking is almost always in order, but water levels can fluctuate drastically, especially in drought conditions and by late summer."