Alaska Fly-In Lodges

Remote Alaska fly in lodge located on the Deshka River featuring great wilderness river fishing for salmon and trout. Deshka Wilderness Lodge gets you away from the crowds and into the fishing action. Our remote location is about a 45 minute flight by seaplane from Anchorage to our lodge, approximately 80 miles northwest of Anchorage. On a clear day the flight in is nothing less then spectacular. With views of the Chugach, Talkeetna and Alaska Range out the windows of the plane. As you fly to our lodge you may even get to see Denali (Mt. McKinley) North America’s highest mountain right out the front window. Your flight will touch down on the Deshka River a few miles south of the lodge and we will meet you and take you further into the Alaskan wilderness to our riverfront lodge by boat. There are no roads or towns in the remote location so access to the river is solely by plane or boat.

Deshka Wilderness Lodge offers clean comfortable guest rooms with private baths, TV with DVD players and a library of DVD’s to watch after a day of fishing. For those who need to stay connected to the outside world most cell phones will work from our remote location and we also have free WiFi throughout the lodge via satelite. During your stay you will be served hearty cooked meals in the rustic atmosphere of our riverfront dining room. We have an early breakfast so we can be out on the river an the best times to fish. We have lunch on the river so you don’t have to miss a minute of fishing action. After a day of fishing we serve appetizers and  a hearty dinner in the lodge dining room.

Evenings, if you can call it that because it never really gets dark till after midnight or even later, can be spent several ways. If you haven’t had enough fishing you could grab a rod and head down to the river for more in one of the best pools in the river right out by the lodge. Or you can relax in front of the campfire at the lodge, you can sit back in front of the fireplace in our newly remodeled living room. Or you can just relax in your bedroom in front of the TV watching a good movie.

Fishing on the Deshka is an exciting experience. Each morning we head out in the jet boat to where the fish are biting. During the boat ride you never know what you might see, moose, beavers, bald eagles or maybe even a bear. The Deshka River is well known for its great runs of King and Silver salmon. Our river also has a good run of Pink Salmon and great fishing for Rainbow Trout as well with oppertunities to fish for Northern Pike and Grayling too.


Deshka Wilderness Lodge offer three different packages:

 Three night with two and a half days of guided fishing @ $1450 per person.

 Five nights with four and a half days of guided fishing @ $2050 per person.

 Seven nights with six and a half days of guided fishing @ $2550 per person.

These packages include round trip flight from Anchorage into our lodge, lodging, meals, guide service and all the equipment you will need to catch fish.

Packages do not include MatSu Borough Bed Tax, Fishing License and King Stamp.

If you have been dreaming of a fishing trip at a remote Alaska fly in lodge but you haven’t done it yet then contact us and we can make that dream a reality for you. For more information and photos you can check out our main website at or contact:

 Michael and Linda Yencha
P.O. Box 123, Willow, Alaska 99688

Phone (907)733-6915 or
Email us at


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