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Alaska
Southcentral Region
Kachemak Bay State Park
KACHEMAK BAY STATE PARK
KACHEMAK BAY STATE PARK
PO Box 1247
Soldotna, Alaska   99669

Phone: 907-262-5581
Reservations: 907-269-8400
Alaska's first state park, and only wilderness park, contains roughly 400,000 acres of mountains, glaciers, forests and ocean. The bay's twisted rock formations are evidence of the movement of the earths crust. Highlighted by constantly changing weather patterns, the park's outstanding scenery is a backdrop for high quality recreation. Park visitors will find opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping and mountain sports.

Kachemak Bay is a critical habitat area, supporting many species of marine life. Visitors frequently observe sea otters, seals, porpoise and whales. Inter tidal zones offer natural settings for marine studies. Land mammals include moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes and wolves. The many species of birds that inhabit the bay, including eagles, gyrfalcons and puffins, make it a popular area for bird watching.

Hiking and camping along the shoreline and in the surrounding forests and mountains are excellent. Above timberline, skiers and hikers will find glaciers and snowfields stretching for miles. Special park attractions include Grewing K Glacier, Poot Peak, China Poot Bay, Halibut Cove Lagoon, Humpy Creek, and China Poot (Leisure) Lake

Hunting and fishing are allowed in the park. Consult regulations, Rangers, or the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for information.
Cabins
Lagoon-Overlook Cabin (16' x 20')Sleeps 8 with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights. Located on a rocky point, overlooking the lagoon. Access the cabin at the Halibut Cove Lagoon Public Dock. Expect to carry gear 500 feet along a boardwalk. The 2-bedroom cabin is equipped with double wooden bunks, a table, counter, and chairs or benches. A latrine is nearby. Water is available when the generator is running at the ranger station, and should be treated before drinking. A woodstove is available for heat.

Lagoon-East Cabin (16' x 16')Sleeps 6 with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights. Located on a rock bluff, the log cabin overlooks the lagoon and dock. Access the cabin at the Halibut Cove Lagoon Public Dock. Expect to carry gear 250 feet along a boardwalk. The 1-room cabin is equipped with a double wooden bunk, a wooden sleeping platform, table, counter, and benches. A latrine is nearby. Water is available when the generator is running at the ranger station, and should be treated before drinking. A woodstove is available for heat. This cabin is designed for persons with mobility disabilities, as long as the individual has assistance up the ramp from the dock to the cabin boardwalk system.

Lagoon-West Cabin (16' x 16')Sleeps 6 with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights. Located on a rock bluff, the log cabin overlooks the lagoon. Access the cabin at the southwest corner of Halibut Cove Lagoon, just east of the Halibut Cove Lagoon Trailhead. A long, steep stairway to the beach provides access to the cabin, or individuals may access the cabin along a short trail to the trailhead. Two mooring buoys are also available off the trailhead. The 1-room cabin is equipped with a double wooden bunk, a wooden sleeping platform, table, counter, and benches. A latrine is nearby. Water is available from a nearby creek, and should be treated before drinking. A woodstove is available for heat.

China Poot Lake Cabin (16' x 16')Sleeps 6 with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights. Located on the shores of scenic China Poot Lake, also known as Leisure Lake. China Poot Lake is approximately 2.4 trails miles from Halibut Cove Lagoon trailhead or 13 air miles from Homer. Air taxis can land on the lake, but there is no dock facility at the cabin. Water is available from the lake, and should be treated before drinking. A woodstove is available for heat.

Moose Valley Cabin (12' x 12')Sleeps 2 with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights. The Moose Valley public use cabin is located just off the Moose Valley Loop trail. It is approximately 2.4 miles from the Halibut Cove Lagoon Ranger Station. The trail leaves the China Poot Lake trail about 1.2 miles from the station and 'loops' through Moose Valley and up to the South side of Poot Peak. From Poot Peak, access the South Spur trail to China Poot Lake (Leisure Lake) or the Wosnesenski River Trail. Water can be taken from the stream, just off the front porch, but boil, filter or treat before drinking. A small outhouse is nearby. A small woodstove is available for heat. The cabin is suitable for use later in the season as this trail is not normally cleared until mid to late June.
Camping
Camping is permitted in most areas of the park. A number of sites have been developed that may include fireplaces, picnic tables, tent platforms, information, outhouses or food caches. Contact park staff for details.
Nearby Accommodations
Bay Roamers Water Taxi - Homer, AKCottages and Cabins
Private rental cabins in Halibut Cove, Alaska. No roads, no cars, just peace and quiet by the sea. Also offering transportation service to and from Homer, Kachemak Bay State Park, Halibut Cove, and other destinations.
4.4 miles from park*
Boating
Public Mooring Buoys are white, with an aluminum frame. An iron ring atop the buoy makes for easy tethering to a vessel. Buoys are rated to a maximum vessel length of 40 feet. Buoys are located at Saddle Trailhead, Right Beach, Halibut Cove Lagoon Trailhead, and Tutka Bay Public Use Cabin.


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Things To Do in the Area
Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge - Homer, AKCanoeing
This beautiful Eco-Lodge is located on a privately owned, remote beach inside Alaska's Kachemak Bay State Park, midway between the villages of Seldovia and Halibut Cove, and only 10 miles by boat from Homer, Alaska, the Bear Viewing Capital of the World.
Web Site: sadiecove.com
19.8 miles from park*
Homer Ocean Charters - Homer, AKWater Sports
Deluxe new cottage overlooking the bay. Literally on the water's edge...with the waves splashing 40 feet below your private deck. You will be entertained with spectacular sunrises, sunsets, glacier views, seals and sea otters from your own private accommodations.
Web Site: homerbnb.com
19.8 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 26 It is what Alaska is all about. by Dave
A great place to see the wild side of Alaska fairly close (5-6 miles) from the road system.
December 22 Wilderness Adventure by John at Bear Paw Adventure
On one of our adventures to Kachemak Bay State Park, we waited for high tide and then traveled the narrow, scenic channel that leads into Halibut Cove, with its deep water and its incredibly rocky shoreline that protects this isolated place. There we enjoyed a night of camping and hot dogs, watching puffins, ducks, sea otters and salmon in the lagoon. We had a great hike with the grandkids on one of the trails.


Area Campgrounds

Driftwood Inn & RV Park
135 West Bunnell Avenue
Homer, AK


Fisherman's Resort RV Park
1302 Ocean Drive
Homer, AK
907-235-3951


Heritage RV Park
3550 Homer Spit Road
Homer, AK


Homer Spit Campground
4535 Home Spit Road
Homer, AK
907-235-8206


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Bear Paw Adventure - Anchor Point, AKCottages and Cabins
Bear Paw Adventure's first class, completely equipped log vacation homes and cabins offer Alaskan decor everything you want for a great stay. Private, natural area located near historic Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula. See eagles moose as you relax on the BBQ deck.
Web Site: bearpawadventurelodge.com
27.5 miles from park*
Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge - Homer, AKCottages and Cabins
This beautiful Eco-Lodge is located on a privately owned, remote beach inside Alaska's Kachemak Bay State Park, midway between the villages of Seldovia and Halibut Cove, and only 10 miles by boat from Homer, Alaska, the Bear Viewing Capital of the World.
Web Site: sadiecove.com
19.8 miles from park*
Homer Ocean Charters - Homer, AKCottages and Cabins
Deluxe new cottage overlooking the bay. Literally on the water's edge...with the waves splashing 40 feet below your private deck. You will be entertained with spectacular sunrises, sunsets, glacier views, seals and sea otters from your own private accommodations.
Web Site: homerbnb.com
19.8 miles from park*
Area Resources
Bay Roamers Water Taxi - Homer, AKTourism
Private rental cabins in Halibut Cove, Alaska. No roads, no cars, just peace and quiet by the sea. Also offering transportation service to and from Homer, Kachemak Bay State Park, Halibut Cove, and other destinations.
Web Site: halibutcovealaska.com/halibut-cove-water-taxi.htm
4.4 miles from park*
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Access to the park is by boat or airplane, as there are no roads to the park. Air charters, water taxi services, and boat rentals are available in Homer.

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Kachemak Bay State Park
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