Description

The yurt is removed from the state park campground and very private. Drop off is at the Kayak Beach trail head and camp ground. The yurt is about 250 yards down the beach to the left. There are small boulders to walk through along the beach. The clearest trail is at the top of the beach. The yurt is tucked back against the wall of the quarry with a small field of wild flowers in front and a large fire ring. The water is visible from the yurt.

Facilities

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.

Capacity

6

Area

Kachemak Bay at the top of little Tutka Bay and Sadie Cove.

Location

The yurt is located on the point between Sadie Cove and Little Tutka Bay. The point has a rock spire at the top of it (often with an eagle on it). The yurt is in an area that was a quarry; it is tucked back so not readily seen from the water. It is on the left side of the cove as you pull in to Kayak Beach. There is a large rock in the center of the beach visible at low tide but not at high tide. Pull in to the left side of the beach. Look for the rock on the point and then for the triangular State Park Trail head marker.

Access

The yurt is accessible by water. There is a trail to the Tutka Bay campground and yurt up over alpine.

Terrain

The yurt is located in an old quarry. There are tall Alder bushes around it and it over looks the water and a small field of wild flowers. The beach directly in front of the site is rocky but the site can be accessed from Kayak Beach which is small gravel.

Special Features

There is a nice gravel beach often calm for kayak entry. There is a beautiful fire ring in front of the yurt that has a view of the bay. There are rocks to climb and the Grace Ridge trail to Alpine to climb.

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 25 yards past the State outhouse on the Grace Ridge trail 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

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.5016
Longitude: -151.4725

Photos

Kayak Beach Yurt