#2 Directions to Deshka Landing
#2 Deshka Landing Directions from Anchorage or Wasilla
2 days before your trip — Please call to confirm trip time / location. If fishing conditions are better at another location we would like you to consider that option. 907-746-2199
Estimated Drive Time from Anchorage: 90 minutes, or 50 minutes from Wasilla, if you don’t stop or get delayed by afternoon traffic.
Take 6th Avenue (which becomes Highway 1 / Glenn Highway) north-east from Anchorage.
Stay on the main Highway about 35 miles out of Anchorage it becomes the Parks Highway (#3) as it bends towards Wasilla.
Proceed North through Wasilla and on to Willow, mile 69.
Look for Willow Creek Recreation Area and Deshka Landing signs at mile 70.5.
Turn Left onto Willow Creek Parkway and proceed 1.9 miles to the Deshka
Turn left on Crystal Lake Rd, driving 2.3 miles to second Deshka Landing sign.
Turn right on Mishap Road, proceed 2.8 miles to the Deshka Landing gate.
Take parking ticket. Afternoon Trippers have ticket validated at office now.
Morning Trippers validate ticket before exiting the landing for $10 daily parking.
Please use restrooms in the back side of the office before your trip.
To reach boat launch drive across parking lot and down the hill. You can drop off
people/gear at the launch, before parking at the top of the hill.
Daily parking costs $10, so please bring credit card, cash or check.
Meet your guide at the boat launch area – ask for Fishtale River Guides.