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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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.
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.
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