DLOA LLC was formed in 1998 to insure that there is continued access to the Lower Susitna Drainage. The drainage includes the Susitna River, Deshka River, Yentna River, and the Alexander Creek and all their tributaries. We provide year-round access to the river system via a boat launch ramp. We encompass approximately 41 acres, of which about 20 acres is use for the main parking lot to include parking, storage, a small store, indoor restrooms, and fuel.
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Deshka Landing shared US National Weather Service Alaska's photo.
Our new camera system captures some really neat time lapse video. NWS asked if they could use this video and we are very pleased to provide it. Freeze up continues....
The Office will be closed tomorrow Tuesday and the next day Wednesday 10/21 and 10/22
At this time we are closing the Boat Launch to Day Users under concerns for safety.
I would not recommend any jet boat travel now. The Launch is locked back up again, after a couple boats broke it out yesterday. Now there is more and more ice on the banks of the Big Su, and a lot of slush ice moving around out there.
Well now its pretty froze up in the launch at least 6" of ice through out. I am predicting that we will be closed for boat traffic after this weekend with the current weather continues. Don't Forget that Oct. 15th a week from Yesterday, the Parking Lot has to be Cleared, until we re-open it when we get a base of snow.
Now not only the water is low, there is also a fair amount of Ice in the Launch. Dredging will begin at about noon today and continue through tomorrow. Remember there launch use will be limited during this time but access will be available. October 15th is right around the corner and the lot must be cleared by that time.
Well the Fall water is here! The water is not even touching the water gauge now! We will begin our annual dredging this week, the launch may not be fully accessible during that time, but we will be able to make openings so you can get out. Also Do Not Forget the parking Lot must be cleared out as of October 15th any item left in the parking lot after that time will be assessed a $25 per day fine.
Good News, The Landing survived the Big shaker we had this morning... But, the water levels have dropped down to about a foot below zero (not related to the earthquake) on the gauge, NOAA's water gauge on the SU says its supposed to continue to trend down word for the next couple of days..
We are now to about 1' on the gauge, about 3/4 of the way the culverts. A lot of rain the last couple of days so i expect to continue to raise through out the day a bit, but if the forecast comes through for a nice final weekend of Moose season i expect it to stabilize and begin to fall through out the weekend... but i doubt it will get below zero on the gauge before Monday.
Back over 0' on the water gauge! about two inches on the culverts. More rain this morning heading north so we will probably get a few more inches through out the day! a few more moose moving out yesterday but still pretty slow hunting is the word.
down to about 6" below zero on the water gauge. holding pretty steady the last couple days. A few more moose came out over the weekend Silvers are pretty much done but some good trout still being caught.
We are about 3 inches below 0 on the gauge, probably will come up a bit this afternoon with rain still falling. Supposed to be clear this weekend so it will probably continue to drop throughout the weekend.
We are below Zero at the water Gauge now, way below the culverts, Water levels should continue to drop as the cooler dry weather persist.
heavy frost this morning down to 29... Should get the leaves falling pretty quickly with some more of those temps.
More rain this morning, should bring the water up a bit more this afternoon, Then its supposed to clear off and get cool in the evenings this weekend, Sounds like perfect weather to get the moose moving!
Members- the Deshka Drift should be in your E-mail Boxes, and is posted on the members section of the web page, Please email me if you have not received your copy or would just like to know how to pull it up on the web page
Water level has came up about 8 inches from this weekend to about 4 on the water gauge or about 2 inches covering the bottom of the culverts.
Lets see some pictures of this years Moose/bear if you have them.. Send them to email@example.com and we will get them up on website and facebook page
Water levels are still about zero as of this morning, The expected system is supposed to bring a decent amount of rain in the coming days so it may bounce up a bit. I have seen a few racks coming off the river. but latest silver reports are slow. The foggy and rainy mornings are making for pour viability, so watch out for the sand bars and other boats, and double or triple check before you pull the trigger on that moose to be sure its legal.
Water level on the Susitna River and the launch are down and at about zero on our water gauge and at the bottom of the culverts, lowest we have seen for much of this year. Fair reports of Silvers still being caught on the Deshka and smaller streams. Just have to work for them while the run is finishing up for the year.Lots of fog in the morning with visibility low and down to less then 50 feet at times. For you moose hunters, make sure you can see the brow tines before you pull the trigger!!!
Cooler days and nights have led to some better fishing for Silvers especially on the lower Deshka. According to the reports we have received many are either getting their limit or pretty close. With the expected rain in the forecast, now is the best time to catch them before the water level comes up and they are gone until next year. Water level is stable in the launch. Check out our weather camera for up to the minute water levels and activity at the launch.
Catching is picking up as the fish are getting a bit more excited to see bait in the Deshka. Water levels have rising slightly to about 9" on our guage about half way up the culverts. Still waiting on the big pushes of silvers to come through but i am thinking any day now!
Wow it's a beautiful day out there today! Water levels are down to about 2" on the gauge so just covering the lips of the culverts. Silvers are still pretty slow, but at this point last year there were only 140 of them and we are over 1800 through the weir now. I guess early ie- 5am early you can pull them up though!
To provide year-round excellent access to the Lower-Susitna drainage, while offering responsible customer service, habitat/environmental protection, and financial stability for its members.
Early and Late season boat launch
Access to groomed snowmachine trail systems
- Access to Fishing, Hunting, ATVing, Camping, Bird watching, Hiking
- Ample parking for year-round outdoor activities
- Indoor heated restrooms
- Gas available on site 24/7 (Visa/MC needed outside of Office Hours)
- Electronic gate access 24/7 (Cash or Visa/MC)
The automated gate is accessible 24/7. You will pay when you exit using cash, Visa, or MasterCard.
Important! You cannot walk to the Deshka River From the Deshka landing.
Our hours may change on short notice.
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Phone: (907) 495-3374