“The Premier Launching Spot to Outdoor Fun!”

Company Overview

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.

Daily Updates on our Facebook Page also seen here.

The Susitna River is showing promising signs of increased water levels. More precipitation in the forecast before Memorial Day weekend. We are seeing some of the lowest early season stream flows in many years and there are many reports of stranded boats. Be careful and watch for gravel bars as well as Susitna River mud. ...

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Latest from the Deshka Landing, water levels remain below normal for this time of year but have come up about six inches on the Susitna River. Hooligan are being caught in fair numbers. Several King's have been picked up at the mouth of the Deshka River and this should continue to improve.

Now a little education, The yellow lines on the launch are to help maintain launching and recovery by up to three lanes. They are not center lines, like pictured. Lots of Rookies out there so be careful. Couple other items, please load and unload at the top of the hill before heading down to launch. Always stay to the left going down and up the hill as well as 10mph limit. We will be very busy the next several weeks so help us help you get in and out efficiently and safely.

The office is open daily 8am to 8pm daily. The gate system is up and operating 24/7. If you need to still get you pass please come during office hours. Gas is also available with a credit or debit card. Also, if you are only parking, you will need to get your ticket validated during office hours so the exit gate does not charge the first day launch rate. Lastly please keep our four legged friends on a leash or in your vehicle. We do not want to see them get hurt by someone that does not see them.

Thank you again for everyone's patience as we conducted repairs and replaced our main gate system. Hope everyone has a fantastic, fun and safe summer out on the river.

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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.

Our Services

  • 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: 8am – 8pm
Tuesday: 8am – 8pm
Wednesday: 8am – 8pm
Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday:8am -8pm
Sunday: 8am -8pm
Phone: (907) 495-3374