Kachemak Bay

China Poot Lake Trail

brochure Kachemak Bay - China Poot Lake Trail

Guide to China Poot Lake Trail at Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park (SP & SWP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to China Poot Lake Trail in Kachemak Bay State Park Trail Access: Halibut Cove Lagoon Trailhead; protected anchorage with mooring buoys and public dock Allowable Uses: Hiking Distance: 2.8 miles one way Elevation Gain: 500 feet Difficulty: Moderate; short, steep climbs Hiking Time: 1.5 hours China Poot Lake Halibut Cove Lagoon Trail Description: Camping: This popular trail climbs through the forest and over a low ridge, passing two small lakes where loons are common and blueberries are plentiful (August). The trail offers good views of Poot Peak and meanders through a cottonwood grove before arriving at China Poot Lake. Developed campsites at Halibut Cove Lagoon Trailhead, and at China Poot Lake Campsite. Public Use Cabin on China Poot Lake (reservations required (907) 269-8400). Park Access: Kachemak Bay State Park is accessed via boat from the Homer Harbor. Local water taxis can provide transportation to most park trailheads. Park Rules: For a complete set of park rules visit: ht tp: / /d nr. al a sk a. go v / par k s/ un it s /k ba y / kbay.htm Water Availability: At trailhead; several small streams along trail; China Poot Lake; Moose Valley Creek. Special Features: China Poot Lake offers good fishing. Pleasant day hike form Halibut Cove Lagoon. Connects with many other trails in the area including Wosnesenski River, Coalition Loop, Moose Valley, and Poot Peak. Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office PO Box 1247 Soldotna, AK (907) 262 - 5581

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