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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 icebergs floating kachemak bay overlook cabin hand tram halibut cove blue ice pickup spot amazing place to visit black beans maintained trails moderate hike lots of water well worth the effort
We took a water taxi over to the park and hiked the Glacier Lake Trail to Grewingk glacier. Although a popular hike, we only saw a few people on the trail and about 10-12 at the lake. It was a beautiful hike and the glacier...More
Visitors to the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea should include a trip across the Bay to the Kachemak State Park, which offers amazing wilderness scenery that can be experienced for a few hours or a week... There's a big network of maintained trails, campsites, and...More
A water taxi from Homer brought us to Glacier Spit and dropped us off at the Glacier Lake Trail. The literature says it is an easy trail. Not really. We are walkers in our 60s, more than hikers. The trail is level, but the rocky,...More
Take a float plane ride across Kachemak Bay and land in Grewengk Lake where a Naturalist will get your kayak and gear ready to paddle around the icebergs. Learn the history of earthquakes and see for yourself the damage from years ago in Kachemake Bay...More
This whole area is just beautiful. The bay, the hikes, the glaciers. So many pictures were taken. We liked Homer the best . We started at Anchorage and traveled south and hit all the cities. The view (when clear) as you come around the corner...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!