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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...more
All reviews saddle trail grewingk glacier great hike water taxi kachemak bay overlook cabin hand tram halibut cove blue ice pickup spot amazing place to visit black beans maintained trails lots of water family hike water proof high grass
The captain and staff are enthusiastic. Don't be fooled. If you can see the surrounding area due to fog you won't see it at the park, except for the glacier. Rough water for an hour passage. Cool water falls and some good wildlife. For more...More
Requires you to take a water taxi from Homer, AK unless you have access to a boat (too far to kayak) but it was worth it. Extremely nice view of the glacier and floating glacial ice in the lake itself. The hike itself is very...More
Not easy hiking but oh so gorgeous! Sea otters galore, dolphins, loons, bald eagles, squirrels, bears and 82 bear poops in the middle of the trail. Luckily no close encounters though. Overlook Cabin on Halibut Cove Lagoon is a little slice of heaven but don’t...More
I took the Mako water taxi over to the Glacier Spit stop from Homer and took the easy hike up to the Grewingk glacier lake. Stunning views. This was an incredibly beautiful spot, and a highlight of my trip to Alaska. I even saw a...More
We took a water taxi over to the Saddle trail, hiked to the top and back down the other side toward the glacier, but were afraid of missing our taxi back, so didn't make it to the glacier. We did see a serene view of...More
We flew across the bay by helicopter and viewed Kachemak Bay State Park!! It was so beautiful by air!!
We landed just outside the park and picked blueberries, then landed on top of a glacier!!
What a beautiful way to see Alaska.
Thank you Alaska...More
By the dock there are tour agencies who arrange small (eg up to 6-10 passengers) boats to take you half an hour across the bay. I can't recall what it cost but it was cheaper than most day activities in Alaska. I wouldn't do... More
By the dock there are tour agencies who arrange small (eg up to 6-10 passengers) boats to take you half an hour across the bay. I can't recall what it cost but it was cheaper than most day activities in Alaska. I wouldn't do it on a rainy day. If it was simply cloudy you might not see the glacier but you would still have a good walk (flat, not many hills) and see the icebergs in the lake. Be bear aware and take bear spray. There was plenty of bear pooh, but there were other people around and attacks are extremely rare. 9-5pm gives you plenty of time. Think 15 min wait each way, 30 min boat rip each way, 2-2 1/2 hours walking and one hour at the lake - total about 5 hours.
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I contacted Bay Roamers, water taxi, pd $74 PP from Homer to State Park; State Park to Halibut Cove. We had dinner at Saltry & pd for their water taxi back to Homer. Left Homer mid day, taxi to Halibut Cove picked us up... More
I contacted Bay Roamers, water taxi, pd $74 PP from Homer to State Park; State Park to Halibut Cove. We had dinner at Saltry & pd for their water taxi back to Homer. Left Homer mid day, taxi to Halibut Cove picked us up about 5 pm; from Halibut to Homer about 9 pm. Plenty of time to hike at a relaxed pace. Take bear spray, we met a black bear on the trail but "friendly" enough that he wandered off. Understand there are moose also. Search the trails but think there are about 3 different ones. There is a lake with some ice fields, lots of "icebergs" in the lake. As always, dress in layers, take water & snacks. If it's windy, it will be cold at the lake. Don't remember seeing any eagles other than what were circling in the bay. Nothing to do but hike & enjoy the landscape & lake filled with ice. Enjoy!