Description

The yurt is removed from the state park campground and very private. A path leads from a gravel beach through mosses and blueberry out to the prominence overlooking the Bay. The yurt sits under large old growth forest and is only about 30 yards from the water. The yurt is about 150 yards from the trail head for the state maintained trail to Jackalof Lake.

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.

Capacity

6

Area

Tutka Bay, off Kachemak Bay in Kachemak Bay State Park

Location

The yurt is located about ¾ the way up tutka Bay on the right as heading up the bay. It is approximately 1 mile past the Hatchery entrance and about ½ mile from the Sea Star state cabin rental. The yurt is located on the prominence just past the beach with the state park campground and the trailhead marker.

Access

The yurt is accessible only by water. The landing is either at the beach with the state park campground and fire ring at the top or on the other side of the prominence at high tide. It is not
possible to hike to the yurt.

Terrain

The yurt is located on a small peninsula under old growth spruce forest. The area right around the yurt is mossy with low blueberry and sparse undergrowth. There is a gravel beach near by. The area directly around the yurt is steep cut bank to rocks and the bay.

Special Features

There is a nice gravel beach and access to the Jackalof Trail up to alpine and a lake. There is excellent kayaking. The yurt is private and the view is out over the bay through large trees.

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 no water at the site. 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 at Tutka 2 and it makes sense to bring kindling from town.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.4349
Longitude: -151.3653

Photos

Tutka Bay Yurt #2