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Address: Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers,...

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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breathtaking views

while visiting friends, I could see Kachemak Bay from Homer. The view is simply stunning. We took a ferry out to one of the small islands in Kachemak Bay for dinner, we saw sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Annie M
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

while visiting friends, I could see Kachemak Bay from Homer. The view is simply stunning. We took a ferry out to one of the small islands in Kachemak Bay for dinner, we saw sea otters, and in the distance, we saw 2 humpback whales... a gorgeous park, there's operations that offer water sports and adventure packages. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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Thank Annie M
Homer, Alaska
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the park last summer, but this visit we can look across the bay and see the area frosted with snow. Less inviting, but totally awesome! We have to drive for seven hours to be in sight of a mountain when at home, and two days to see a decent glacier. Three days to see a bay. It is... More 

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Thank Sue19701974
Corvallis
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

While I didn't get to hike the many trails in the park, the views were magnificent. There was a never ending show of frolicking whales and otters, and the light and colors on the glacier seemed to change by the minute. I hope to go back in milder weather so that I can hike the many trails and get closer... More 

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Thank Jacqueline R
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent a day hiking the grace ridge trail in Kachemak Bay in August 2015. We had a great day with lots of stories to tell. The views from the trail are beautiful. We took a water taxi across from Homer and started at the back making our way in the direction of Homer. Once you get... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

As a relatively new Homer local, I moved here this past March from Seward, I have truly fallen in love with Kachemak State Park. Although access can be expensive and/or difficult due to the tides it is totally worth making it over there for the day or longer. You will need to book a water taxi and I would arrange... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Trails for all abilities, good birding, close look of Grewink Glacer. You could spend a morning there or several days. You are far from civilization but I found myself usually with cellphone service. You have to take a water taxi or private boat to get there from the Homer Boat Basin. Call the water taxi several days ahead as they... More 

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We visited under the auspices of the Alaskan Coastal Survey.. Hiked, explored, it was exhilarating. A world once removed from anything we'd ever experienced.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Access is the most challenging or expensive part. No shortage of wildlife...including lots of bears. Fantastic bays/beaches/glaciers.

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Homer, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'm lucky to live across the water from Kachemak Bay State Park. The park is beautiful with lots of trails to get you into the park.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We kayaked from Yukon Island up Tutka Inlet and camped alone a couple miles in at what locals call Arch Beach. Beautiful and quiet. Caught some dolly varden (dinner!) off the shore. We also kayaked to an island adjacent to Yukon where we rented a one-room cabin that slept four of us for about $150. You could spend weeks in... More 

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