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Kachemak Bay State Park

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Address: Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife, Fishing
Description: This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes...
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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Enjoy a day on the bay

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Homer, Alaska
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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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 67 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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Rivergaro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We wanted to see the bay with a little boat to try to see some wildlife and with Bay Excursion we did it! Karl is very nice and experienced and he make us happy with many Sea Otters, birds and Whales. Gull's Island is a beautiful place. We did enjoy our three hours trip very, very much.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved hiking in this state park. We used Mako's Water Taxi and they helped us with the planned hike. We hiked the Saddle Trail and also went to the Grewingk Glacier Lake.We really enjoyed the hand tram, which takes some strength with only 2 people (and two day packs). It was a thrill! The lake and glacier were beautiful.... More 

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Whidbey Island, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

In mid-May my husband and I took a water taxi over to the park. From start to finish, the hike to Glacier Lake, then the hike to Sadie's Cove was great! The trail is in excellent condition. It is so interesting walking through the various vegetation zones on this almost level trail with minimal altitude gain. Soon the views start... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife, nephew, and I took a water taxi from Homer spit to Kayak Beach. We were originally going to rent kayaks, but the water was too rough (5 foot waves). We hiked up to the peak and back to Kayak Beach instead of hiking the full trail. This allowed us to time our arrival back to the beach for... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took a taxi over to the park to Glacier Point. There is a great hike from there which is not too strenuous. There also is a latrine at the entrance to the trail that we took. We also hiked along the beach and took in a walk around a wet land. The beach is full of driftwood, beautiful colors... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have water taxied over to KBSP several times and hiked the beach trail to the tram and to the glacier and then to Saddle Trail. It's an awesome and pretty easy hike (Saddle Trail is an up and over section) that you can easily pack a lunch and make a day out of. Time you arrival at low tide,... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a state park across the bay from Homer Spit. You have to take a 30 minutes water taxi each way. Well worth the time to spend a half day exploring, hiking the many hiking trails and coves. We hiked to Grewingk Glacier....a sight to behold.....truly the Alaskan experience. Mosquitoes are present so bring repellent or a head net.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous with it's mountains and water. We saw it with the sun shinning and with clouds. Both were unique. Be sure to stop at the top of the hill pull-off on the way into town and get the full view of the Homer Spit. Kayaking is super here.

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