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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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“saddle trail” (11 reviews)
“great hike” (7 reviews)
Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We took a Mako's water taxi across the bay and hiked on the Glacier Lake Trail. This is an easy trail that takes you to a glacial lake at the edge of Grewingk Glacier. Make sure to bring a jacket there are lots of icebergs...More

4  Thank luvvacation58
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Spent the day Kayaking Kachemak Bay State Park and it was great. Whales, Seals, Otters, Eagles, and other Sea Birds all graced our presence as we slid quietly through the waters.

1  Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and three children hiked this trail to the glacier ~ 6 miles total. Our children are 13, 11, 7....and they all did fine. This is a very cool experience to see a glacier and icebergs floating in the glacier lake.

Thank John C
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We took a boat taxi to the park and hiked up to Glacier Lake. The hike was no problem. The view as you approach the lake is breath taking. The area is so serene and beautiful.

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 6 July 2016

What an absolute natural treasure. Wish I had time to hike through it but could see the potential from my kayak excursion and through our guides insights to spend so much more quality time in such a beautiful place.

Thank gfarom1
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We took a bear viewing tour by plane out of Homer with Alaska Bear Adventures. It was a beautiful flight over Homer to Kackemak Bay.W Wildlife, scenery & beautiful sites to see & explore

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We had a great day out kayaking. Saw lots of eagles and otters. Very beautiful Bay and lots to explore. Will need to come back here for sure.

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had originally considered renting kayaks or our own motor skiff to explore the coves, islets, and wild lands but once there we realized how big the bay is! Indeed, after using the water taxis, we further realized how tough the currents and winds can...More

1  Thank Mason E
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Book a ride with Makos across the bay to Glacier Spit and Saddle Trail for a beautiful hike. The ride across is well worth the money. We saw otters and a whale on the way across the bay and took a detour to Halibut Cove...More

2  Thank Tammella F
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We did the saddle trail (1mile) to the Glacier Lake Trail to hike to Grewingk Glacier. We took a water taxi across the bay from the spit, which was fun itself! We saw some humpback whales in the distance and a lot of sea otters....More

2  Thank Rebecca B
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We would like to kayak in the state park. We will be staying in Homer early May. How do we find out where we can rent kayaks when we get to the park? What is an easy trail for us older folks to hike? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Linda and Duane H.
8 January 2017|
Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
I think you will really enjoy Homer. There are several places on the Homer spit that rent kayaks, including the Water Taxi's. Sorry, I can't give you a specfic name. KathyO
greg c
Is it possible to rent a canoe or kayak or other appropriate watercraft in Homer and bring it over to the yurts at the State Park on the water taxi?
7 August 2016|
Response from Mason E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most of the Water Taxi companies will transport a kayak for you at a small additional cost. I didn't see anything about canoes. A couple of the Water Taxi companies provide kayak rentals as well. They are all located on... More