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Kachemak Bay State Park

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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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A Great Hike to a Grewingk Glacier Lake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Okoboji, Iowa
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Okoboji, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the lake with great views of the Grewingk Glacier across the lake and many icebergs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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 floating in the lake so it's pretty cold. We were dropped of at the glacier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Spent the day Kayaking Kachemak Bay State Park and it was great. Whales, Seals, Otters, Eagles, and other Sea Birds all graced our presence as we slid quietly through the waters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My wife and three children hiked this trail to the glacier ~ 6 miles total. Our children are 13, 11, 7....and they all did fine. This is a very cool experience to see a glacier and icebergs floating in the glacier lake.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We took a boat taxi to the park and hiked up to Glacier Lake. The hike was no problem. The view as you approach the lake is breath taking. The area is so serene and beautiful.

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Andover, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

What an absolute natural treasure. Wish I had time to hike through it but could see the potential from my kayak excursion and through our guides insights to spend so much more quality time in such a beautiful place.

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