Kachemak Bay, a Northwest Van Campers Destination

by Mike on October 6, 2013

Kachemak Bay, Alaska: a Northwest Van Campers Destination

Overlooking-Kachemak-Bay,-Homer-AKThis is the kind of place that instantly becomes a must see recommendation to all your friends and family when planning a trip to Alaska. It was my first time visiting the small town on the Kenai Peninsula and now I can’t wait to go back!

We made our way down to Homer from Anchorage at a relaxed pace stopping halfway to set up camp at the Crooked Creek State Recreation Site in Kasilof. As you quickly get used to the luxury of van camping, you realize you are already set up for camp, which leads to more time for exploring and adventures! So we set up our poles and did the short walk down to the river for some fly fishing at sunset. You start getting that feeling you get when you spend any quality time outdoors as you take it all in: the sound of the river, the sun setting, how peaceful everything is… all while keeping an eye out for anything large and furry nearby!

Kachemak-State-Park,-a-short-water-taxi-from-Homer,-AKAs we rolled into town on a Saturday past the world famous ‘Homer, Alaska the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World’ sign, to our good fortune we started to see smaller signs directing us to the local farmer’s market. After weaving in and out of the various stands we settled on the halibut taco vender. You will not be disappointed-they are finger licking good! For dessert we bee-lined it back to the Amish stand for a delicious homemade chocolate brownie to share.

Afterwards we spent the early afternoon walking the spit, searching for the perfect seashells to keep as a tangible memory of a day spent laughing and holding hands and taking in the views and sounds of the rolling waves.

A-beautiful-day-overlooking-Halibut-Cove-from-the-cabin-outside-of-Homer,-AKFinally we made it to our destination, the ferry that would take us across to the Kachemak Bay State Park to our reserved state cabin in Halibut Cove Lagoon. Doesn’t the name just sound amazing? If your imagining your own private Cove with water so smooth you can sea kayak at your leisure all while watching the sea otters play around, you’d almost be 100% correct but don’t forget about the beautiful hiking trails and fresh blueberries ripe for picking. If you want to get technical you’ll have to envision the next morning with the camp fire going, sipping on fresh brewed coffee, looking out over the smooth water in the bay and seeing… two whales surfacing casually causing small ripples throughout the bay!

Mt. Redoubt in AlaskaMoral of the story- Alaska is just good for the soul, so don’t put it off, check off those items on your bucket list and be sure to explore Kachemak Bay State Park during your visit!

If you’re interested in visiting Alaska, Northwest Van Campers is here to help you. Please click here to take a look at our vans or click here to request a reservation.

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