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How do I get there?
Our yurts are across Kachemak Bay on State Park land. Almost all are at, or very close to, a Trailhead. Most of you will need a water taxi to get to the yurts. Most people use one of the many water taxi services available.

Water Taxis:

True North Kayak Adventures

Makos Water Taxi

Ashore Water Taxi

Red Mountain Marine

Bay Excursions

Cold Water Taxi & Freight

What's in the yurts?
At a minimum all yurts will have the following: 4 sleeping platforms with pads, a bucket, a 5 gallon water container, a wood saw, a splitting maul, a broom and dust pan, a fire stove in the center of the yurt, a single propane burner (propane is not provided) and a bear proof food locker or hanging buckets away from the yurt. (Please do not leave trash in food locker or buckets.)

We maintain the yurts as often as is possible, sometimes items have a way of disappearing, let us know if your yurt does not have the items just referenced.

How many people can we put in a yurt?
Maximum occupancy is 6. We do have parties that bring extra tents to accommodate more people. 

Which Yurts:

Have cell coverage?
You should be able to get cell reception from all of the yurts except for Tutka Lake, South Grace and China Poot.

Are tidally dependent for access?
The yurts at China Poot , Halibut Cove Lagoon and Haystack Beach all require a certain amount of water to access. Check with your water taxi operator, or consult a chart and tide book, to time your entry and exit from these sites.

Are best for kayaking or Paddleboarding?
All of the yurt sites provide opportunities for kayaking. Some can be used to stage multi-day trips, and some give you the chance to see islands up close, Check out the yurt descriptions for details.

Have access to trailheads?
The Right Beach and Halibut Cove Lagoon yurts are not located at trail heads, or on trails to. Trails can be accessed by kayak, or skiff.

Are near fishing and/or clamming?
China Poot yurt sits near mud and gravel flats that hold butter clams, diggable when there is a minus tide. China Poot lake has rainbow trout in good numbers. Humpy Creek has pink salmon fishing in mid-July to mid-August (better in even years), as well as some chum salmon and dolly varden.

Have water sources?
We dis-recommend drinking water from sources across the bay unless you either filter or boil it. Bring plenty of water with you when heading to a yurt, and a filter or camp stove if you are on a multi-day trip and need to replenish your supply. There are many waterfalls and springs on the hillsides in all of the coves, most accessible by kayak, some by foot.

Have wood sources?
The forests across Kachemak Bay are wet, and generally will not provide much fire wood. Driftwood gleaned from the beach is often the best source of wood for an evening fire. Check with your water taxi operator about firewood for sale on the spit. Bring a bundle or two along for fires in your yurt's woodstove.

Have bear problems?
Generally, the yurts do not have problems with bears. There is always the possibility of encountering bears in the park, as it's perfect habitat for black bears, and the occasional brown bear. Use bear resistant food containers at the yurts, keep the area clean, and you should have no unwanted encounters. The Humpy Creek salmon run will attract a number of bears in late summer, so good camping hygiene is especially important at the Humpy Creek yurt.

Are best for mountain bikes?
None! At this time the State Park does not allow mountain bikes in the park and/or on the park trails. 

Have Outhouses?
All of them have an outhouse within 100 ft. of the yurt. Outhouses are maintained and stocked with toilet paper. However it is best to bring an extra roll or two just in case.

Have a cooking stove?
All of them have a single burner camping stove that requires the Coleman 16.4oz camping fuel cylinder. Although many of the yurts have cylinders that have been left behind, the propane is your responsibility. In the event a stove has disappeared we will attempt to replace it as soon as possible, the wood stove or campfires will be your only cooking element until we do.