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Deshka Wilderness Lodge

Deshka River, South Central
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P.O. Box 123 Willow, AK 99688
61.88253378781882, -150.40017127990723
1 (907) 733-6915

Those words fall short of the actual beauty that is Alaska, where postcard scenery and an abundance of fishing waters and wildlife habitats create an outdoor sports enthusiast’s paradise.
At Deshka Wilderness Lodge you will experience Alaska fishing, wilderness activities, and Alaska wildlife viewing at its finest. From the moment you arrive in Anchorage, the scenery is breathtaking. Your Alaska adventure begins the moment you depart for our lodge from Regal Air on Lake Hood, the largest seaplane base in the world. They will fly you into our remote wilderness lodge just south of the Alaska Range (about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage by air).
As you fly towards our lodge the view out the front window will be the magnificient Denali (Mt. McKinley), North America’s highest mountain. Your pilot will bring you down on the Deshka River where we will meet you and take you further into the wilderness by boat to our remote lodge fifteen miles up the Deshka River. Once  you arrive you will be greeted by wonderful accommodations, great hospitality and no crowds. Our lodge has a comfortable home like atmosphere and since WE TAKE ONLY FOUR GUESTS AT ANY TME you will receive plenty of personal attention from your hosts, Mike and Linda Yencha, not a staff hired by owners you may never even see. Mike and Linda have been in the lodging and guiding business for over twenty five years now and have the experience needed to make your trip enjoyable, exciting and successful.
The Deshka River starts at the foot of the Alaska Range and is a clear water river, not glacier fed. The Deshka is a premier Alaska freshwater river. It is well known for its great runs of King salmon (Chinook) and Silver salmon (Coho)as well as large numbers of Rainbow Trout. The river also has large runs of Pink Salmon on even years plus opportunities to fish for Grayling and Northern Pike. The Deshka is truly Alaska fishing at its best.
Our location on the river above the rock garden offers isolation from the crowds and remote fishing you won’t find in many other places. Most of the time we have the river to ourselves. Our jet boats give us access to miles of river and side streams and offers our fishing guests a choice of fishing from the boat or putting on a pair of waders and getting into some great river fishing. Not only will you experience great river fishing and Alaskan scenery second to none but you may even be lucky enough to see Brown Bears (Grizzly), Moose, Eagles or other wildlife while spending the day on the river.
Just out the door of our riverfront Alaskan lodge you can fish from shore and hook into a mighty king salmon in the pool out front. Or just a walk around the bend and fish the riffles leading to the pool below and there is no telling what you may catch depending on the time of year. So if you have been looking for an Alaska fishing lodge for a fly fishing trip or if you love to spin cast for fish, here at Deshka Wilderness Lodge we will give you an Alaskan fishing trip to remember.

for our guests in the lodge are clean comfortable rooms with private baths. Meals are served in our beautiful dining room with a cozy relaxing atmosphere.

We take a maximum of four guests per week so we can concentrate on personal attention for each and every one. You will not feel like a number here.
All our meals are hearty home cooked meals and if you walk away from the table hungry you have no one to blame but yourself. Breakfast is served early so fishermen are on the river at the optimum time. Shore lunches are provided so you can stay out in the hotspots and keep fishing.
Dinner and appetizers are back at the lodge in the evening and served early enough so if you wanted to grab your fishing rod and go back out front and fish some more you have plenty of time (if your arms aren’t already wore out). After all this is the land of the midnight sun.



After a great day of fishing you can unwind and relax in our newly renovated great room.
Guests can enjoy sitting around our river rock woodburning fireplace as the fire crackles and relive the days events. Or curl up on the couch with a with a good book and a cool drink and get rested up for the next days activities. Either way you will have plenty of comfort and room to relax after a day of Alaska river fishing.
Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with power and running water twenty four hours a day. Bedrooms have a full and a single bed in them and are based on double occupancy. Each room has its own private bath with shower, sink and toilet. All linens are provided. The rooms are set up that if a guest just wished to sit back in a chair and read a book by themselves they could. Each bedroom also offers TV and DVD player for your private entertainment. Free WiFi is available to our guests throughout the lodge.

Our new mud room with all the fishing gear and waders .jpglodging in our comfortable guest rooms, hearty homecooked meals in our riverfront dining room, round trip airfare from Anchorage to our lodge, jet boat and guide service for the specified days of the package of your choice, waders or hip boots, spinning tackle, lures and bait if needed, filleting, packaging and freezing of your catch.
What Our Packages Do Not Include are: Alcoholic Beverages and Soda (bring your own), Alaska fishing license, King Stamp (if needed), flyfishing equipment, MatSu Borough Bed Tax and Gratuities.
Reservation and Cancellation Policy
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm reservations. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Reservations paid less then 60 days in advance must be paid in full at time of booking.
Refunds for cancellations will only be made if space can be fill for previously agreed upon period. Deposits can be transferred to another available date within the season. Deposits for no shows cannot be transferred to other members of the group. We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. Deshka Wilderness Lodge is not responsible for loss of personal property, delays or cancellations due to weather or any circumstances beyond our control.
Affordable Alaska Fishing Packages
Have you been dreaming about an Alaskan fishing adventure? But is coming up with the large down payment keeping you from your dream? Contact us about our Affordable Alaska Payment Plan and see how a fishing trip to the Last Frontier can become a reality!

Deshka Wilderness Lodge Policies
Upon confirmation all guests must sign a contract and liability waiver. After confirmation we will provide guests with an equipment checklist, flight arrangements to our lodge and any information you may need about Anchorage (like hotel/motel information).

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    24-hour front desk
    Bear Hunting
    Bear Viewing
    Bird Watching
    Caribou Hunting
    Convention Center
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Fireplace in lobby
    Free breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi
    Front desk hours
    Gas Heater
    Halibut Charters
    Indoor Pool
    Moose Hunting
    Newspapers in lobby
    Private Cabins
    Sheep Hunting
    Sport Fishing
    Tent Camping
    Whale watching
    Wood Fireplace

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