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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Well 24 hours brought us up about 30 degrees, hovering around 15 above now, but to top it off 4-6 fresh very powdery inches of snow on the ground so far! still calling for a "storm" total of about 14", which any other year we would just call a nice Friday snow fall, but this year it might double what we have on the ground right now! Come out and play in the powder! Don't forget with there will be 50 or so dog teams heading from Big Lake to Finger Lake and back this weekend, with the flat light and snow coming down they will be a bit tougher to see so be on the look out!
-15 out there this morning..supposed to warm up just enough to start dumping some snow finally tonight and tomorrow 6-12 expected. stayed around zero here for the highs and lows around 10 below the last few days before the -15 this morning. River should be hard and fast right now!. Just a FYI there is going to be a Dog Sled Races the next two weekends. the First is the Northern Lights 300 starting from big lake, Getting on the river around the old Iditarod Trail, and heading through Yentna Station, Tal-Vista, and Finger Lake and back, that gets started on Friday and should be coming back through late Saturday and Sunday. The Second is a Modification of the Kinik 200, It starts Saturday at 1pm here at the Landing and heads to Yentna and back Twice. So be on the look out for dog teams on the river!
New wet spot just past the usual problem spot by the bluffs.. Last reports say you still need to stay to the right on the first one heading out, then pretty much the middle in the second spot.. still being reported wet at scary tree and by luces' old lodge.
Weather cam is up and running again! a new Time Laps should be up in the Morning!
Hopefully today the weather cam will be back up, but here is a current 9:45am picture as of this morning... Feels like rain out there, 27 degrees. Hopefully we will be getting some snow later on this weekend, the beginning of next week. As of right now with the River changing so much each day I do not have an up to date report but last word was it is "ok" but use caution if your coming out!
Our web Cam is down for a bit, I am working with the Techie guy to get it fixed but here is the current launch photo as of 10:00am 1/11/2015, check out the trail report from this morning that I shared, not looking pretty up the Yentna, the Overflow just down from here by the Bluffs is still there as of last report, but if you head up river from the over flow toward the Talkeetna Channel there is a way around it.
Reports of a large over flow area by the bluffs about two miles out from the landing... You can get around it but keep your eyes pealed. As more info comes in I'll let you all know
Burrrr! well its down to 5 degrees out, Feels colder after all the warm temps we have had.. More Colder temps on the way too.. Should keep improving the river.. then a bit of snow and we will be Golden!
Okay, I just made a couple of calls and the general consensus is that the River has held up pretty well to at least to Yentna Station and decent to about Skwentna. They are freighting doubles out the launch. I guess there is some water by scary tree, but not too big of a deal.. I would use extreme caution! Corral Hill, to the Su on the lower portion of the slough has some issues and if you go that way you have to come up the slough to right by the Launch.. No word how the upper Deshka is in a few days, there is some over flow on the Lower Portions but ways around it..
Trying to get some Trail Updates right now.. as soon as i know i will let you all know!
A few trail Reports came in: A lot of travel out there yesterday, most were going out and coming up through corral Hill (I have our gates open right now to allow passage that way) a few did skip the water and head out the launch. after that I am being told that the trails are actually pretty decent, the few wet spots have been routed around or are minor, and trail all the way up to Skwentna is marked. minus a few miles between Luces old lodge and Yentna station. River conditions do seem to be changing hourly though, we are still advising to stay on the most used trails, and to use extreme caution.
Good Morning, We hope that every one had a great Christmas! We got the present of snow yesterday! about 8" of fresh powder... I will get the main lot plowed out this morning and we will be good to go for the weekend and New years... Hopefully we will get a trail report later today!
The office is closed until Friday. Merry Christmas everyone. As most of you can see the area just outside the launch has opened up. It may be advisable to attempt alternate routes like corral hill. Temperatures have been slightly below freezing so be careful out there.
Up date on the weekend of ridding... Nothing new since last night about the over flow by the Big Bluffs, So my guess it is still there, the word was it all came up some time yesterday morning, we are hopping that the pressure will release soon and it will find away back under the ice. We did get 2-3" of snow yesterday and its snowing pretty good out there right now. I have my first reports of the Cross Over Trail toward the upper Deshka, and it is in, it is good, a bit rough but as of right now i am being told its better then last year.
!!!!Warning!!! Deep over Flow between here and mouth of the Deshka, about 3 or 4 miles from the landing.. Track around it in but filling up now but main trail not safe.
Deshka Landing shared Channel 2 News, KTUU.com's photo.
I got a couple new reports in so far this weekend... Conditions seem to be improving up to Yentna Station, and Mouth of the Deshka. But still no reports comming from the lower Su, or Deshka Cross Over Trail. I have had reports from that from Up River from Fish Lakes Creek on the Yentna for about 3-4 Miles is virtually impassible. This is inbetween Yentna Station and Skwentna.
Well no new snow, but on the good news we did not receive any of the rain that other parts did. The temperatures have been hanging out around 35 during the day so those haven't helped much. Still very little travel happening on the river, the last update i received was that the Yentna is solid up to about Fish Creek. but there is over flow and things change daily. I did have a couple of machines make it up into the mouth of the Deshka last weekend but no reports from the cross over trail or down river on the Su.
Yes we received about 16" of snow this week. But we have not had ice making weather. Last reports were not good for the river, with no reports coming and going from the deshka or down to su station area or up to skwentna
Well got the report from the Iron Doggers this morning... The two Su's are still very wet.. you have to pretend that your snow machine is a boat in other words.. a couple machines went swimming but every one and machines ended up getting out and getting dried out.. maybe a couple more weeks still
Snow!!!! finally, About an inch of heavy wet small flakes so far this morning. The first riders of the year have went out this morning, i will be getting reports of how wet it is out there this afternoon. I will let members and pass holders start putting their trailers on the main lot to stay starting tomorrow and Monday during business hours.
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