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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Kachemak Bay

Sea Star Cove Cabin

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Cabin Specifications

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


★ 1.5 Double Bunk Beds
★ Fire Ring
★ Table with bench
★ Counter for Food Preparation
★ Outside Bench
★ Latrine

Sea Star Cove Cabin is located on the south shore of Tutka Bay. Tutka Bay sits at the western end of Kachemak Bay State Park, between Jackalof Bay and Sadie Cove. Sitting above the bay 300; Sea Star Cove Cabin faces directly up Tutka Bay with a great view toward Eldred Passage and Cook Inlet.

Sea Star Cove 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.

14 miles from Homer harbor and is located on the south shore of Tutka Bay, approximately 1.2 miles south of the entrance to Tutka Lagoon. When boating into Tutka Bay from Eldred Passage, stay in the middle of the bay and away from the south side as there area many underwater rocks and spires along the shoreline. When you reach the cove, use the beach on the right side as one faces towards shore and be careful of rocks. From this side of the beach, a small staircase and trail lead to the cabin located on a small knoll, approximately 300 feet above the beach.

GPS: N59 25.955 W151 23.006

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

Please boil or treat water before drinking.

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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