Escape to a land where blue glaciers merge with jagged mountains, rugged beaches meet spruce forests and a plentiful wildlife is pristinely protected. Sometimes harsh and unforgiving, always spectacular, this is Kachemak Bay: Alaska’s adventure playground.
A short hop from the city of Homer, this State wilderness Park boasts a whopping amount of flora and fauna. While moose, black bears and mountains goats amble among the 400,000 acres of mountains and forests, the ocean is home to whales, sea otters, seals and dolphins. With so much of this natural beauty untouched, Kachemak Bay has little road access and must be reached by plane or boat – yet features over eighty miles of hiking trails.
Venture above the timberline into the Park’s backcountry to uncover glaciers and snowfields stretching out to the horizon. Then, explore the outstanding scenery from a different vantage point as you kayak through coves and lagoons, passing the bay’s twisted rock formations and rich marine life.
What to do
- Hike, kayak, boat and fish your way through the outstanding natural scenery.