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Alaska’s Parks

Visit Alaska’s National and State Parks

Alaska has amazing State and National Parks, and some places are only accessible by float plane, which is where we come in handy! We provide access to the following parks and public use cabins/yurts. If you don’t see the perfect cabin or yurt listed below, the Public Lake Cabins website is a great idea source for public use cabins accessible by float plane. The following public use cabins and yurts are our most popular destinations:

Kachemak Bay State Park

Hiking, Kayaking and Public Use Cabins are just some highlights of “K-Bay” State Park. We drop off or pick up groups on many saltwater locations protected from swell and lakes including: China Poot/Leisure Lake, Emerald Lake, Petroff Lake, Wosnesenski Lake, Halibut Cove, Halibut Cove Lagoon, or Tutka Bay. There are many cabins and campsites that are available throughout the park.

Halibut Cove Lagoon

Halibut Cove Lagoon has 3 public use cabins for you to choose from. The lagoon is difficult to access by boat because of the rapid tide change; a float plane is perfect for accessing this remote location. We can land at any time, without being dependent on the tides. The public use cabins here offer a wide range of activities that will satisfy almost anyone’s outdoor adventure needs. Whether you want to hike, fish, kayak, or paddle board you can do it all here. While staying at the cabins you have full access to the public use hiking trails as well as an 80ft long floating dock. King Salmon fishing is also excellent here in early June.

China Poot (Leisure Lake)

The Leisure Lake cabin is one of the coolest places to go camp across the bay. There are campsites on the lake and the public use cabin is top notch with great trails right outside your door. The two most popular trials that can be accessed form the Leisure Lake cabin are The China Poot Lake Trail & The China Poot Peak Trail. Our floatplane will pull right up to the beach just feet away from the cabin. Camp as long as you want, we will come back and pick you up when you are ready to head back across the bay.

Tutka Bay

The Sea Star public use cabin is located in Tutka Bay and there are also a few yurts around the bay. Take along a packable kayak to be able to further explore Tutka Bay.

Tutka Back Door trail

We recommend getting dropped off at Taylor Bay and hiking towards Tutka Bay. This way a pickup by boat (contact your favorite water taxi) is not at the mercy of Gulf of Alaska, Outer Coast weather. However, please keep your plans flexible as dropoffs get delayed for weather and trail conditions vary. Check Facebook group if anyone has been down the trail earlier in the season as snow can be slow to melt off in the pass.

Emerald Lake Multi-Day Trek and Camp

This trip begins with a scenic flight to Emerald Lake located in Kachemak Bay State Park nearby Grewingk Glacier. The connecting trails are the Emerald Lake Loop Trail and The Mallard Bay Trials. You can spend your time hiking to Grewingk Glacier and camp at Emerald Lake or on the Grewingk Flats. Crossing Grewingk Creek by hand-tram is part of the adventure! Between Emerald Lake and the Saddle Trailhead you can customize your trip to include 8 miles or more of hiking, scenery and wildlife.

Katmai National Park

We provide access to Katmai National Park on the remote Alaska Peninsula for bear viewing, fishing, camping, rafting, climbing, skiing, or hiking. The near edge of Katmai is approximately 90 air miles from Homer, but due to the size of the park, cost of travel vary by destination.

The only developed campground in Katmai is at Brooks Camp, which lies between Naknek Lake and Lake Brooks. To make a campsite reservation, click here: Camping Brooks Camp. Brooks Falls is the world’s most famous and photographed brown bear viewing location. We also offer Day Trip Bear Viewing at Brooks Camp and Falls. We have been to places like Fourpeaked glacier lake, Kaguyak Crater, Spectacle Lake, Battle Lake, Hammersly Lake, Geographic Harbor, Kukak Bay. One thing we require is good communication (inReach or similar, no satellite voice only phones please) and overall preparedness for backcountry travel.

Shuyak State Park

Four cabins are available on Shuyak island – and almost the entire island is an Alaska State Park!

Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark NP is one of the least visited National Parks in the United States. Perhaps this is one of the reasons it is such a pristine wilderness. It is a great destination for bear viewing, fly-fishing, camping and hiking. This park encompasses a large area, including many lakes and rivers. We have supported hikers with dropoffs and pickups on Twin, Telaquana, and Turquoise lakes.

Twin Lakes

A very popular trip is to Dick Proenneke’s Cabin on Twin Lakes, made famous by the documentary film Alone in the Wilderness. Proenneke built his cabin using hand tools in the late 1960s. It has been preserved as an “outdoor museum” and makes for an interesting park visit. Campsites are nearby.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords is just a short flight over the amazing Harding Ice Field from Homer. World-class fishing and kayaking are just a couple of the reasons to put this park on your list of places to visit. There are public use cabins available in the park accessible by floatplane charter. There are no developed campgrounds on the coast of Kenai Fjords National Park  back-country camping is beautiful along the coast, a short half hour flight from Homer.