Log Creek Takeout



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  • Log Creek Takeout

    I am looking at information about taking out at the Log Creek Takeout, which is just upstream of Devil's Canyon on the Susitna River. The takeout is along that stretch of the Susitna where it straightens out and heads West to East.

    From research and calling around it seems to me that there are three options for taking out at this point. I would like to know if anyone has any experience with this takeout that they'd be willing to share. Here are the options my research has shown:

    1.) Land on a gravel bar along this stretch of the Susitna.
    Questions: Is there a landable gravel bar?
    Is this gravel bar subject to disappear at high water?
    What size aircraft could you land here, typically?

    2.) Land on the Susitna River itself.
    Question: The pilots I talked to seem to be iffy about this due to the murky water. Is there a flight service that knows this stretch well enough to consistently land on it?

    3.) Hike to the lake ~1 mile to the South of the Log Creek Takeout.
    Questions: Has anyone done this hike?
    Is it doable with the brush and the slope and a 100 lb. raft to carry?

    Also, if you have taken out or put-in at this point, what charter service did you use?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!



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    Su River above Devils Canyon

    Jim Bailey at Stephan Lake Lodge has landed a 185 below Fog Creek. He would haul the rafts out and we would hike overland about 2 hr. to Stephan Lake. There is a nice Cabin on South bank.


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