Kachemak Bay State Park & State Wilderness Park

Kachemak Bay State Park & State Wilderness Park


Location:Across the bay from the town of Homer. Access is by plane or boat; there are no roads to the park.
Facilities:Camping permitted in most areas of the park, with some developed sites, 3 public-use cabins, toilets (no drinking water), trails (80 miles), boat dock, mooring buoys.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, hunting, bird watching.
Special Features:Alaska's first state park, and only wilderness park, contains nearly 400,000 acres of mountains, glaciers, forests, and ocean. Kachemak Bay is a critical habitat area, supporting many species of marine life, including sea otters, seals, porpoise, and whales. Land mammals include moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes, and wolves, and the many species of birds that inhabit the bay include eagles, gyrfalcons, and puffins. Above the timberline, visitors will find glaciers and snowfields stretching for miles.
Address:c/o Kenai/PWS Area Office
PO Box 1247
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone:907-262-5581
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/kbay/kbay.htm
Size: 370,399 acres.

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