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Kachemak Bay State Park

Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Homer
Type: State Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife, Fishing
Owner description: This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Anchorage, Alaska
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

You need a boat or a water taxi (Mako is our favorite) – but once you get across the bay a multitude of options for fun open up. If you just want a quick day hike consider the Grewingk glacier trail. You can do this as a loop from Hollywood beach to Glacier Spit (the best! – but there can... More

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rural ak
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a beautiful wilderness area across the bay from Homer. You need to catch a ride on a water taxi to access it, but they are all used to arranging drop offs and pick ups for hiking/campers/travelers. Some trails go to glaciers. Lots of trees and plenty of black bear scat when we went. Some of the trails were... More

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Homer, Alaska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a beautiful resource! Only accessible by boat or plane, this is a great park. Many nicely maintained trails, and a must for your backcountry Alaskan experience. The only downside is that it will cost a bit to get there, unless you have your own float plane or boat! Many campsites, some cabins. Lots of opportunities to see wildlife... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a nice park. Although I can think of nicer spots when comparing it globally. Lots of black bears an the lagoons are peaceful.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great cabin, complete with row boat; snug in the rain. Moderate 2.5 mile hike to get there. Other trails were more overgrown to difficult to travel -- but scenery was always great. Bear poop on trails, but no sightings.

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MYOB
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Took our yaks over with Mako charters and spent 4 wonderful hours watching sea otter and porpoise play. Cruised around the islands across from Kayak Beach.

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Pensacola, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We used Mako water taxi in Homer, and were delivered across the bay with a map of the trail and the pick-up time. It was a great day of hiking up to Glacier Lake and down a long steep trail to where we were picked up. Great taxi drivers and a wonderful trail.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Kachemak Bay State Park is on the south side of the Bay across from Homer, and is one of the area's best places to visit for those who desire to see Alaska's wild areas -- without having to spend lots of time & $$. There are designated wilderness areas to enjoy; places to stay (camp with your own tent, or... More

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Wolvville, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Various hiking trails for various levels of endurance and time. Visitors center has information. Glacier view points are a must

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Grewingk Glacier Lake is well worth seeing, with the many small icebergs floating in it and the sounds of calving sometimes coming from the distant and visible glacier. The hike out is not remarkable (by Alaska standards) and, for older folk, it has quite a lot of rocks (and roots) that need to be navigated with care, and this makes... More

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