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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
Booked a water taxi ($80 round trip) to take me to the park from Homer. The hike to the glacier was easy on mostly flat terrain. The glacier terminates at a lake that has several icebergs of varying sizes floating around. A great day hike...More
When you reach the glacier it is overwhelming how beautiful it is. Nothing can prepare you. It is very remote and hard to get there, water taxi or plane. While it is a state park it feels very secluded and you're very alone. Bring bear...More
I might be biased... from my home I can look across Kachemak Bay and see Kachemak Bay State Park every day. Boat tours can take you to the shore line to see wild life, but you should take a water taxi and get dropped off...More
You take a marine taxi to get to and from the park. It is about half hour ride. I chose to hike to the lake and was dropped off at Glacier Spit. My taxi operator at my request arranged a friend of his to hike...More
This is a great place to get outdoors and hike. That said, a lot of your enjoyment is dependent on the weather, your preparation for the weather, and your expectations of trail maintenance. The trails are not maintained nearly as well as other locations in...More
Hiked Glacier Lake trail to Grewingk Glacier. Slow going at my age, but so worth it. It was a warm sunny day and could not have been more beautiful. Even got to see a young black bear once we reached the cove while waiting for...More
We stayed four nights at the overlook cabin in Halibut Cove Lagoon. We watched sea otters, harbor seals, bald eagles, porpoise and loons from the comfort of the cabin and covered porch. The state park hosts at the ranger station were helpful and wealth of...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!