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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 5 days ago

What a beautiful place! It's like Grand Teton range on the water. The view is amazing and it goes on and on. We flew over it and kayaked around one of the islands.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Closest thing to heaven I could imagine... we went horse back riding for 8 hours, yaa my butt was sore... this truly was the best and most amazing thing i did in the 10 days i was in Alaska

4  Thank Donald U
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Take a float plane ride across Kachemak Bay and land in Grewengk Lake where a Naturalist will get your kayak and gear ready to paddle around the icebergs. Learn the history of earthquakes and see for yourself the damage from years ago in Kachemake Bay...More

1  Thank Linnylanechanger
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This whole area is just beautiful. The bay, the hikes, the glaciers. So many pictures were taken. We liked Homer the best . We started at Anchorage and traveled south and hit all the cities. The view (when clear) as you come around the corner...More

Thank Martha and Jim F
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We took a water taxi across Kachemak Bay to the trail head for the Glacier Lake Trail. Although the day was cloudy we were lucky that it did not rain. The trail is easy with just minimal elevation gain. After about 3 miles we reached...More

4  Thank gopherhiker
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Other than breath taking, there are no words that can adequately describe the beauty of this area! Just.... WOW! There are many guides and out fitters to handle newbies to experts. There is something for everyone here!

1  Thank PastorHugh
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Take water taxi across the bay to Glacier spit. Lots of walks in variable terrain. Hike Glacier Trail, well worth it.

Thank 474fred
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We loved this hike! We even saw orcas on our return in the water taxi. The woods was full of flowers and the lake with the beautiful blue glacier was spectacular.

2  Thank InkyB123
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We took a water taxi over to the park and were lucky that it was a clear day as it would have been hazardous if the trail was wet.

Thank Greg S
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
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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.
9 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?
8 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