KACHEMAK BAY STATE PARK & STATE WILDERNESS PARK
Alaska’s first state park and only wilderness park together encompass nearly 400,000 breathtaking acres of mountains, glaciers, forest, coastline, and ocean. The park boasts an unmatched variety of habitats, wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Come with us to where no road can take you, and adventure in one of the wildest and most remote state parks in the wildest and most remote state
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. Kenai Backcountry Adventures guests will have opportunities for packrafting, hiking, backpacking, photography, skiing/splitboarding, snowshoeing, and climbing.
Kachemak Bay is a critical habitat area, supporting many species of marine life. Our guests 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 backpacking 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.