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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Kachemak Bay

Halibut Cove Lagoon East Cabin

Halibut Cove Lagoon East Cabin 1
Halibut Cove Lagoon East Cabin 2
Halibut Cove Lagoon East Cabin 5

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Private boat, float planes, or commercial water taxi
★ Stay Limit: 7 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes*
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 20'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove (Bring your own wood)


★ Fire Ring
★ Counter for Food Preparation
★ Outdoor Bench
★ Table with Benches

Lagoon-East Cabin is located on a rock bluff. The log cabin overlooks the lagoon and the dock. This cabin is accessed at the Halibut Cove Lagoon Public Dock and 250 feet of boardwalk. Special park attractions include Poot Peak, China Poot Bay, Halibut Cove Lagoon, and China Poot (Leisure) Lake.

Lagoon-East Cabin offers a host of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking just to name a few. You will have the opportunity to observe sea otters, seals, porpoise and whales. Land mammals include moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes and wolves. Bird watching is another favorite pastime; species include eagles, gyrfalcons and puffins.

Located at the south end of Halibut Cove Lagoon, approximately 10 miles from the Homer Spit, and in the immediate vicinity of the public dock and ramp at the Ranger Station. If using private boat please use caution in coastal Alaskan water with respect to the tides, weather and party's abilities and experience. **

In the winter, the dock ramps are raised and not used. Access to the Halibut Cove Lagoon cabins in the winter is via stairs on the beach. If you plan to use the dock, you'll need to use a dinghy to reach the beach.

GPS: N59 33.689 W151 11.762

Special Notes:
* Pets must be kept on a leash as there are bears and other hikers in the area.

**Access to the lagoon has sholes that can leave boaters stranded. Ensure you are aware of the proper channel and tidal conditions needed for your vessel.

*** Expect to carry gear about 250 feet along boardwalk to cabin. Cabin is designed for person with mobility disabilities, as long as the individual has assistance up the ramp.

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Important Info

Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 9am-5pm..

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • Cookware, dishes, utensils
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
  • 9-volt battery for smoke detectors
  • First aid items
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Jug of water
  • Saw or ax, just in case
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700