Where is Kachemak Bay in Alaska?

Where is Kachemak Bay in Alaska?

Kenai Peninsula
Kachemak Bay (Dena’ina: Tika Kaq’) is a 40-mi-long (64 km) arm of Cook Inlet in the U.S. state of Alaska, located on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula.

Can you drive to Kachemak Bay State Park?

Since there are no roads to Kachemak Bay State Park, visitors access the park by private boat, water taxi, float plane, or guided tour from Homer. Guided tours are an especially enjoyable way to experience Kachemak Bay State Park, whether by trail or by kayak.

How do you get to Kachemak Bay State Park?

Kachemak Bay State Park is reached only by plane or boat. Air and water taxi services and charter boats are available in Homer. The Alaska State Parks website has a list of operators. Private lodges within the park provide an option for visitors who wish to experience the park in a more luxurious manner.

Can you hunt in Kachemak Bay State Park?

Alaska’s first state park, and only wilderness park, contains roughly 400,000 acres of mountains, glaciers, forests and ocean. Hunting and fishing are allowed in the park.

What ocean is Kachemak Bay?

Gulf of Alaska
The Bay also experienced a summer drought, low salmon returns, and hints of sea star recovery. Kachemak Bay is a rich, subarctic estuary in Southcentral Alaska, with all the estuarine and coastal habitats that are found in the Gulf of Alaska, which provide habitat for fish, shellfish, marine mammal and bird species.

Does Kachemak Bay freeze?

Much of inner Kachemak Bay freezes over.

Is Homer AK worth visiting?

Homer is definitely worth visiting on your trip to Alaska, and we highly recommend staying more than just one night. In Homer, you will find an inviting town, friendly people, incredibly views, and tasty food. We are lucky enough to visit Homer every year, in both the summer and winter.

Where do the Kilchers live?

Over the course of 80 years, the Kilcher residence has evolved into a 600-acre-big homestead. It is occupied by the latest generation of the Kilcher family. The homestead is located around 11 miles away from the town of Homer, Alaska.

What mountain range is in Kachemak Bay State Park?

Geology. The mountains within Kachemak Bay State Park are part of the Chugach Mountains, which formed some 65 million years ago from sand and mud depositions on the seafloor.

What type of estuary is Kachemak Bay?

fjord estuary
In the national network of National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), Kachemak Bay represents a high latitude, fjord estuary type. KBNERRs state partner is the Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA).

Can I shoot on my property in Alaska?

‘People are allowed to use deadly force to terminate a burglary inside an occupied dwelling. That’s Alaska law. There is no duty to retreat before you use deadly force to terminate a burglary inside your home.” KTUU: Can you shoot someone who broke into your home, is still inside, but trying to get away?

Can you shoot on public land in Alaska?

Target shooting is generally allowed on BLM-administered public lands, as long as it is done in a safe manner, without damaging natural resources or improvements on public lands.

How do I contact Kachemak Bay State Park?

This map product has been reviewed by park staff. Kachemak Bay State Park: (907) 235-7024. Alaska State Parks: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks.

Where is Kamishak Bay in Alaska?

Oil Bay, Kamishak Bay, AK Kenai City Pier, AK 59.6033’ N, 151.4200’ W Homer, Kachemak Bay, AK 38° H 41° L 29° ENE 1mph Low tide

What is the intent-to-adopt version of the Kachemak Bay plan?

The Department of Natural Resources committed to issuing an Intent-to-Adopt version of the Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park Management Plan based on Commissioner Feige’s December 7, 2018 Determination. The Intent-to-Adopt (ITA) version of the plan is now available for public review and comment.

Why visit Kachemak Bay?

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.