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Right on the Kenai river

If you want to salmon fish for a few weeks every summer this is the place. You can call and check to see when there running or you can just check with Alaska Fish and Game. When they’re running in the thousands it’s pretty much full so you would need to reserve ahead. This RV Park has their own private boardwalk so it makes it a little more managed. Full hookups $70.00 plus tax.

Closed

They were bought and the new owners are not going to operate it as an RV Park.

Family Oriented Campground

Cohoe Beach Campground is a family oriented campground. It’s walking distance to Cohoe Beach and the Kasilof River. The owners/operators are very welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. They allow ATVs to operate from camp to access the beach. Just watch the speed within the campground (5MPH). They also have firewood for purchase. The campground is a work in progress, as sites are still being installed. I believe this will be a great campground when it’s completed as it’s location is great for beach and river access (especially during fishing season (set/dip netting or surf fishing from the beach). Sites have fire pits and picnic tables. I will be back as it’s also reasonably priced. It makes for a nice getaway, as it’s close enough to Soldotna if you need something but just far enough away.

Nice even considering price

It is midway down the Homer Spit. Cost is $72/night Typical for every where we have stayed in Alaska it is a gravel lot pretty closely spaced. Full hook ups. Have sites which face the bay need to reserve in advance. I would stay here again. I like everything but the price.

One of our best stays in Alaska

We went from Ohio to Alaska last year with a 36' fifth wheel camper and stayed at 56 campgrounds in three months. Heritage was one of our favorites. Very nice camp sites with full hookups. Excellent showers, very clean and laundry facilities larger than any other campground we have ever stayed at. Very nice people working there that are always willing to help in any way they can. Great coffee shop with doughnuts and a relaxing place to sit and enjoy them. It's all right on the water and a two minute drive to all the charters on the spit. I highly recommend this campground.

Pretty nice

Camped not exactly at this location but down the road a bit.. tent camping only. $20 a night per tent, per tent. First come, first serve. Pretty stoked I got to see homer before it gets it’s heavy tourist season. Worth checking out, had a nice cup of joe at Coal Town Coffee, cute shops as well.

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Ferry from Homer to Kachemak Bay

We ferried from Homer, which is a GORGEOUS ride. As mentioned below, we did an out and back hike from the South Grace Ridge trailhead to the summit of the ridge which provided some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen! The yurt is spacious and comfortable with its padded bunks. Such a beautiful experience.

The yurt is approx. 12 miles from the spit, on the N. shore of Tutka Bay, and is about 100 yds. from the drop-off on a rocky beach and is protected from breezes by the mature forest found in Tutka Bay. A solid gravel bottom provides good places to anchor your own boat. Suggested trips: The yurt is very close to the South Grace Ridge trailhead. Hike up switchbacks through the old growth forest, traverse the alder and grass transition zones, and find the alpine zone at about 1800’. There are spectacular views from the sharp ridges you encounter as you head N. towards the summit of the ridge. Look for rock ptarmigan in the alpine areas, mt. goats and marmot. Tutka Bay is also a perfect place to kayak, weather permitting. Go S.E. to the head of the bay and look for beaches and coves exposed at low tide that will provide landing spots. Head N.W. and just outside the mouth of Tutka Bay you’ll enter Little Tutka and find the Herring islands. You can also use the yurt as a starting place for a multi-day kayak trip, heading up the bay.

New campground, prefect for fishing trips

I think this will be a 5 star once it is fully built!   The owners of this private campsite have developed 9 sites with picnic tables and firepits and have plans for additional sites, water hookups, and bathrooms.  They were fantastic hosts who went out of their way to make us comfortable.

My stay was in their rented RV, although you can camp with a tent or your own RV.   The RV rental had heat, hot water, and electricity powered by a generator the host ran once a day to make sure the battery was full.  It was clean, comfortable, and fully stocked. We booked it through airbnb and it sleeps 3.  

ATVs are allowed at the campground and you are are about 3 minute ride away from the beach.  We had the campgrounds to ourselves on a Thursday night in May, but we hear the campground is completely full during fishing season. 

The brand new campsites are clean.  The don't have a lot of privacy (which might improve later in the season once the trees are full).  There is only a porta potty for restrooms right now. It was clean and the owners plan to build regular bathrooms in the future.  The campground is right off the road and you can see/hear the few vehicles that drive past.