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Kachemak Bay State Park, Homer

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#3 of 9 in Parks in Homer
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kachemak Bay State Park is Alaska's first state park and only wilderness park, home to 400,000 acres of mountains, glaciers, forests, coastline and ocean.
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  • If you take a water taxi ( truenorthkayak@gmail.com) from Homer Spit across the water, you can enjoy a beautiful 4-5 hour 3+ mile hike adventure to the lake at the base of the Grewingk Glacier and....  more »
  • This is a place to go… The park is beautiful. The first section of the trail is less interesting than the second part. Take bear spray. We didn’t see a bear one but we saw fresh droppings in the...  more »
  • We loved this day trip. We took a water taxi from homer spit to kachemak bay state park. We got dropped off at grewink glacier and hiked to grewing lake (gorgeous lake with icebergs). The hike was so....  more »
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  • Beautiful views .. Calm waters.. Whales pop up.. Eagles fly by.. Otters are everywhere.. Fishing is seasonal.... Or prepare to be out there all day
  • We took a water taxi from Homer to visit the state park, and did the Grewingk glacier trail and returned via the Saddle trail. The glacier is beautiful and the trail is well maintained. We met a lot of hikers along the way as the trail is very family friendly. On our way back we swung by Gull Island, which was beautiful
  • Expensive to take the water taxi over to the park, but Glacier Lake Hike was great. I recommend 6 hours or so if you want to hike around at the lake and eat lunch. When we went in July there were lots of icebergs on the lake, but we saw no wildlife to speak of. Note that the hike from the lake to the saddleback pick up is uphill and then a very steep downhill descent to the pick up point.
  • Such a beautiful place! It's fantastic to kayak and hike. Highly recommend getting here if possible.
  • Lovely like everything else in Alaska. Love visiting this state!

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