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Halibut Cove, Alaska

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Kachemak Bay State Park and Halibut Cove tips and information.

With it's well marked trails the Kachemak Bay State Park is a beautiful place for hiking, there are multiple water taxi's that can pick you up in Homer and drop you off at the trail heads and return you to Homer.

While the State of Alaska - Kachemak Bay Parks web site has a lot of good information, there are other sites that can be a little confusing. So in order to help you folks that wish to do more than just hike, we thought we would address some of the most commonly misunderstood items.

All licensed water taxi services have access to the park trails.

For those who have not been to our neighborhood of Halibut Cove before here is a bit more information regarding Kachemak Bay State Park and the surrounding area of Halibut Cove. First, you must understand that The Community of Halibut Cove, Halibut Cove Lagoon and the park trail heads are completely different locations.

The Community of Halibut Cove, is located on Ismailof Island and immediate area of the mainland adjacent to the Island.

We highly recommend that you check out and read over the State of Alaska web site at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/kbay/kbay.htm . Please take time to look over the different maps to fully understand where it is you are going to, how to get there, and what you will need. The State of Alaska has several cabin rentals, availability and information can also be found on their website. You must keep in mind that the entrance into the Lagoon can be impassable during the extreme low tides, which means you must be flexible on your water taxi pick-ups. If you have questions ask your water taxi service.

Some tips For your information:

  • You can not walk out or hike to the community of Halibut Cove from the park trail heads.

  • There are no public trails across Ismailof Island in Halibut Cove, but private docks, Please keep this in mind while visiting, again If you have questions just ask your water taxi service.

  • The Danny J does not go to the Kachemak Bay Park or trail heads, but to the Saltry Restaurant on Ismailof Island in Halibut Cove. They also include a wonderful wildlife tour.

  • Not all Lodging in the area has easy access to the community and the Saltry restaurant and galleries, check with your host as some may ask for an additional charge for transportation.

  • If you would like to have dinner at the Saltry restaurant you will need to make reservations, you can also reserve a spot on the Kachemak Bay Ferry M/V Danny J. for your trip to the cove, their email is thesaltry@gmail.com . Once the Danny J. docks on the Island you will have a chance to stroll the boardwalks and visit the art galleries. If you wish to hike in the park and visit the community of Halibut Cove and have dinner on the same day, contact Bay Roamers Water Taxi about the Halibut Cove Triangle and we will take care of all the arrangements.

  • There are now several permitted companies that offer guided kayak trips to Grewingk Glacier Lake

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