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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


China Poot Lake Cabin
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
Rentable Yurts

Useful Information

Grewingk Lake Tsunami Hazard Info
FAQ Page
Park Planning
Kachemak Bay Water Trail


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

Kachemak Bay State Park Trails Working Group Discussion topics 6/14/23

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. There are many areas without cell phone service. A satellite device is recommended for backcountry travel. If you do have cell service and find yourself in an emergency dial 911.

Local Contact info:

Kenai Southern District Office: 235-7024 or 226-4688
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603

Non-emergency State Troopers: 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

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

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."

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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