The Deshka Wilderness Lodge sits along a remote stretch of the Deshka River. Guests fly into Anchorage and then fly from the Lake Hood to the Deshka River. The flight is about 70 miles and takes you Mt. McKinley. Once the plane lands guests are ushered upstream by boat to the lodge. One of the great things about the Deshka Wilderness Lodge is that they only take four guests at a time.
Michael and Linda offer guests outstanding salmon fishing along the Deshka river. The fishing day starts early so you have the best opportunity to temp the salmon with a lure. This is a spin casting lodge. Fly fishermen are welcome, but you will need to bring your own fly fishing gear. The target fish are the king salmon early in the season and the Silver Salmon later in the summer. These waters hold plenty of Rainbow Trout as well as the massive Northern Pike. If you fly fish, try to flush those out with a mouse pattern over the weedy spot in the river. They will also take a lure. They eat other fish, so silver type lures work well. If you love to fish the grayling here will not disappoint. These small fish are feisty, beautiful and challenging.
This is a lodge that you can call home. The atmosphere is friendly, and the rooms are comfortable. The lodge is beautifully constructed, and the great room provides plenty of opportunities to recover from each day of fishing. The lodge offers free WiFi service from anywhere in the lodge. Meals are home cooked and awesome. There is plenty of food for guests to enjoy. Lunches are shore based so you can fish all day long. There is plenty more fishing after dinner if you want. The river outside of the lodge is the perfect place to cast your line.
Each bedroom is set up with a full size and twin size bed. Each room has its own private bath with shower. Rooms are double occupancy and comfortable. There are electricity and running water 24 hours per day.
Deshka Wilderness Lodge sits about 15 miles north of where the Deska River flows into the Susitna River
. This slow moving river is perfect for fishing. You share the wilderness with some amazing wildlife such as moose, black bears, and eagles. The surrounding country is beautifully enhanced by the looming presence of the Alaskan Range, the home of Mt. Denali. For the price, you get an amazing adventure with hosts who are onsite to share it with you. This is a small lodge that offers a huge value to its guests. Personalized fishing and wonderful food all located within a comfortable and charming lodge.