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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Kenai River

Kachemak Bay

Kachemak Bay State Park

Kachemak Bay State Park, Halibut Cove Lagoon Overlook

Facilities

Halibut Cove Lagoon Overlook PUC
Halibut Cove Lagoon East PUC
Halibut Cove Lagoon West PUC
Moose Valley PUC
Sea Star Cove PUC
★ Halibut Lagoon Public Dock

Useful Information

Brochure
Map
Planning
FAQ Page
Authorized Water/Air Taxis
Authorized Tour Services
Park Planning

Activities

★ Camping
★ Fishing
★ Hiking
★ Biking
★ Boating
★ Wildlife Viewing

Alaska's first state 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 earth's 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. Intertidal 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 Grewingk Glacier, Poot Peak, China Poot Bay, Halibut Cove Lagoon, Humpy Creek, and China Poot (Leisure) Lake.

Since much of the parks within Kachemak Bay are undeveloped, be prepared to handle emergencies yourself, but if you find yourself in trouble you can't handle, contact the following:

Alaska State Troopers: 235-8239
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: CB radio ch. 9, Marine VHF Channel 16
Homer Harbormaster: 235-3160, Marine VHF Channel 16
Kenai Southern District Office: 235-7024 or 226-4688
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603

Address:
No Road Access - boat or plane access, air charters, water taxi service available in Homer.

Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park
95 Sterling Hwy., Ste. 2
Homer, AK 99603
email: info@friendsofkachemakbay.org
www.friendsofkachemakbay.org

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907