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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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Alpine Glacier and HIKE

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Goochland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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Thank Kathy O
Andover, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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Thank gfarom1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We took a bear viewing tour by plane out of Homer with Alaska Bear Adventures. It was a beautiful flight over Homer to Kackemak Bay.W Wildlife, scenery & beautiful sites to see & explore

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Thank Kimberly F
Allen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We had a great day out kayaking. Saw lots of eagles and otters. Very beautiful Bay and lots to explore. Will need to come back here for sure.

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Thank Neil F
Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had originally considered renting kayaks or our own motor skiff to explore the coves, islets, and wild lands but once there we realized how big the bay is! Indeed, after using the water taxis, we further realized how tough the currents and winds can make a crossing of the bay. We did three different trails and all were listed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Book a ride with Makos across the bay to Glacier Spit and Saddle Trail for a beautiful hike. The ride across is well worth the money. We saw otters and a whale on the way across the bay and took a detour to Halibut Cove to see the amazing homes.

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2 Thank Tammella F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We did the saddle trail (1mile) to the Glacier Lake Trail to hike to Grewingk Glacier. We took a water taxi across the bay from the spit, which was fun itself! We saw some humpback whales in the distance and a lot of sea otters. The Saddle trail starts out a little strenuous, but it's probably about a half mile... More 

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Halibut Cove, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

A "Must See" in south central Alaska. At the southern most point of the Kenai peninsula, Kachemak Bay, or “KBay" as its known to locals, is a playground for people who love the outdoors. The Seward Highway (route 1) will lead you straight to the town of Homer; The jump off point to the park. Activities are too long to... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

while visiting friends, I could see Kachemak Bay from Homer. The view is simply stunning. We took a ferry out to one of the small islands in Kachemak Bay for dinner, we saw sea otters, and in the distance, we saw 2 humpback whales... a gorgeous park, there's operations that offer water sports and adventure packages. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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