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Camping with Beautiful Views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains in Homer, Alaska

Aug 18, 2007
If you have an RV and are looking for a campground with beautiful views of an ocean bay and snow capped mountains, try Homer Alaska - Heritage RV Park, Oceanview RV Park and Desert Inn and RV Park are three campgrounds that should fit the bill, all having beautiful views of Kachemak Bay with the Kenai Mountains in the background.

The town of Homer is a scenic, small seaside community that has about 4,000 residents and another 8,000 beyond the city limits. In addition to the downtown area of Homer, a unique attraction is Homer Spit. The "Spit" is a long, narrow finger of land jutting 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay.

Heritage RV Park located along Homer Spit in Homer Alaska is a full-service waterfront RV park located right next to the famous salmon stocked "Fishing Hole" offering great salmon fishing during the summer. The "Spit" is a very popular tourist area. All of the camp sites at this RV park have beautiful views of the bay and/or the mountains and have 20/30/50 amp power and septic and water hookups. Telephone and satellite TV are also available. For beachcombers, hikers, bikers and fishing enthusiasts, Heritage RV Park has its own private 1/2 mile beach and is adjacent to the Homer Spit bike path and pedestrian walkway and is within walking distance of fishing charter offices, shops and restaurants.

If you're looking for a less "touristy" area away from the "Spit", try Oceanview RV Park located within walking distance of downtown Homer. The 85 RV sites in the park are terraced with spectacular views of the bay and mountains and offering similar amenities as Heritage RV Park including 20/30/50 amp power, cable television and Wi-Fi internet. This campground sponsors chartered fishing trips, specializing in Halibut fishing. Homer is considered by many to be the halibut fishing capital of the world.

For an even more quiet area, try Driftwood Inn and RV Park, also located in Homer close to the downtown area. This Park is smaller in comparison with only 22 RV sites. It's located on Bishop's Beach in a secluded area of downtown Homer. The front row of sites looks down onto Bishop Beach and across Cook Inlet to the mountains. Restaurants and the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center are within walking distance. All sites have 20/30/50 amp power and cable TV and Wi-Fi internet are available.

If you like birding, combine bird watching and camping. Bald Eagles are numerous on the Spit, and if you're in Homer in early May, you'll want to take part in the Annual Shorebird Festival which draws visitors and experts from around the world. Each year, hundreds of thousands of migrating shorebirds land on the mud flats of Kachemak Bay to rest and feed in preparation for their continued journey north. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is a 3-day event filled with birding workshops, observation stations, art fairs, keynote speakers and more. During the festival, you should be able to view up to 25 species of shorebirds, including Western Sandpipers, Surfbirds, Black Turnstones, Dunlins, Shortbilled Dowitchers, Whimbrels and many others.

In addition to Bald Eagles and shorebirds, you may also see moose grazing, a black bear crossing the road, puffins, seabirds, sea otters, porpoises, whales, porcupine, harbor seal and other wild life. Wild life is abundant in the area.

Camping with beautiful ocean and mountain views, abundant wild life, hiking, biking, boating and fishing, shops and restaurants, Homer, Alaska has it all.
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Carl Zimmerman is owner and webmaster of Camping With A View, dedicated to finding campgrounds with beautiful views. Visit Alaska Campground Reviews - Alaska Campground Reviews for more information on these campgrounds.
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