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Kachemak Bay State Park

Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Thrilling bear watching trip - some were as close as 15 feet! A mama and cub walked right in to the water and gave us a show of salmon catching action from the Mama! The walk is thru some rough terrain, shallow water and it rained the whole 3 hours so make sure you take water proof and layered clothing.

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Los Angeles, CA
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although it is expensive to reach the Glacier Lake trail, the hike is awesome. It's an easy 3-4 mile hike that just about anyone can do. My husband and I are 63 and we had no problems. The view from the lake is like a glimpse of the real Glacier Bay. Very special place that I won't forget. Sun was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Glacier Lake Trail was great for a day in the park; saw moose on the trail. Even despite the ridiculous cost of the water taxi ($75 EACH!), it was one of our most memorable hikes.

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York, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Mako water taxi took us across the bay[$75pp]. They are great. Told us where the trail was when they dropped us off at the beach and the time and place they would pick us up. All worked perfectly. We had an easy 4 mile hike to Grewingk Glacier lake, 4 couples all mid sixties, We packed in a lunch and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to Kachemak Bay State Park 2 days ago. This was one of the most awesome experiences we had. The view of Glacier Lake after a moderate hike left us without words. What made it so easy was the water taxi company we used to take us there. They were extremely knowledgeable and we highly recommend them. Their website... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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