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Kachemak Bay State Park

Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is excellent for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife sightings include puffins, eagles, sea otters, seals, porpoises and whales.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“saddle trail” (15 reviews)
“water taxi” (44 reviews)
Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It pains me that I cannot give this incredible place a 5. Well, of course, it is a 5, but it is severely underfunded because of Alaska's money issues. It has huge deferred maintenance issues... trails, cabins that need TLC. I have enjoyed this beautiful...More

Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a water taxi over to the park to hike to the glacier lake. It’s about 3 1/2 miles from the drop off site. The trails is fairly flat and easy to navigate. The lake is like nothing I’ve ever seen before, beautiful. The hike...More

Thank SandyMinnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were fortunate enough to ride a water taxi to the trailhead and loved the hike to the lake. It was an amazing experience and not to be missed if you are in the area and up to a gentle walk. The...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the water taxi or scheduled trip. I recommend True North! We had an excellent experience even in cool, rainy weather.

Thank mpilotte
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It takes about 40 minutes to arrive with the helicopter, bears are fishing salmons with their claws, excellent photo and film opportunity, expensive but worth the adventure!

Thank 726Francois
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went over for a day hike and ended up at a beautiful Glacier Lake. On the hike we met birders and hikers tenting by the lake. Depending on where you are dropped off, the hike is either flat and then returning in a challenging...More

Thank spm138
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We spent 6 days in the area, kayaked basically every day, and got to see bald eagles, sea otter, seals, whales, black bear, jellyfish, and more! It was the best vacation we've ever had. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I had one of the best weeklong vacations of my life. Anchorage to Seward to Homer to Anchorage. Great scenery, great people, great weather!

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

There are several glaciers you can see along the bay. Take a bay cruise and see the wildlife. maybe even a whale. The islands in the bay are virtually uninhabited. THere is a few houses on the islands with spectacular scenery

Thank cat330
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You need to walk...not hike...across a glacial moraine to a glacial lake occupied by floating ice bergs. Look across the lake to the glacier which calved them. A truly incredible sight! Side walk to a hand powered tram over the glacial outwash river is worth...More

1  Thank Frisco6
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Hoang N
18 August 2017|
Response from love2go2015 | Reviewed this property |
I contacted Bay Roamers, water taxi, pd $74 PP from Homer to State Park; State Park to Halibut Cove. We had dinner at Saltry & pd for their water taxi back to Homer. Left Homer mid day, taxi to Halibut Cove picked us up... More
Hoang N
18 August 2017|
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Response from Frisco6 | Reviewed this property |
Boat from Homer...30 min on boat then hike More eagles on good day