The yurt is removed from the state park campground and very private. Drop off is at the Haystack Beach camp ground. The yurt is up on the prominence above the beach. It is accessable by a flight of steps that are cut into the bank about 30 feet up. The area around the yurt is thick underbrush under tall first growth Spruce. The view is out over Kachemak Bay to gull island. The beach is fine black sand and there is a large fire ring at the top.


The yurt has 4 bunks that can sleep 2 friends. There are 4 inch foam mattresses and a wood stove. There is an outhouse and a pulley for food storage provided. There is basic safety equipment and an ax and a saw. There is a 1 burner propane stove . Bring propane, the small 1 lb bottles.


4 to 8 people


On Kachemak Bay directly across from the Homer Spit.


The yurt is located on a prominence over looking a small black sand beach. Look for the Hay Stack rock and then to the left there are 2 rock outcroppings with a beach in between. The yurt ison the left side of the beach up on the top of the bank .


The yurt is accessible by water. There is access to the trail system. The trail system links into trails to China Poot Bay and Halibut Cove and the larger connected trail system. See the state park maps.


The yurt is located in thick undergrowth at the top of a steep bank. There are steps in the bank. The yurt overlooks a black sand beach with views out towards Gull Island and Haystack Beach

Special Features

There is a nice black sand beach. Access to the trail system is available and there is kayaking on the bay. There is a beautiful fire ring at the top of the beach. There are rocks to climb and and
lots of flat hiking as well as access to Alpine hikes. Fishing is good from the beach or the river.

Season Of Use

May through October.

Managing Agency

Alaskan Yurt Rentals as permitted by the Alaska State Park system.

What To Bring

Bring WATER. There is water coming off the rocks by the beach but it must be boiled for 12 minutes to be potable. Bring your own cooking utensils, sleeping bags, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, garbage bags, and fire starter. There is wood around but it can be very wet and it makes sense to bring dry kindling and paper from town.

Getting There

Latitude: 59.551025
Longitude: -151.368957
Driving Directions


Haystack Beach Yurt