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Homer Spit Campground

Homer sits at the end of the Kenai Peninsula, one of Alaska’s most popular tourist destinations due to the beautiful scenery and fascinating towns dotting its coastline. Nicknamed the “End of the Road,” Homer is about 200 miles south of Anchorage and is the very last stop on the Sterling Highway, which terminates at a massive sand bar known as the Homer Spit. Stretching for almost five miles into the Kachemak Bay, the Spit is the beating heart of Homer. This is where the fishing boats dock and unload each day, and it’s also where many of the town’s bars are, giving those same anglers a place to boast about the day’s catch.Homer Spit Campground sits at the tip of the spit, surrounded by water on three sides and having spectacular views of Kachemak Bay. Sites are equipped with full hookups, just electrical, or no hookups at all, depending on your motorhome camping preferences. Space is limited out on the spit though, so sites can only accommodate RV rentals up to 40 feet in length.Sites come with a good set of amenities too, including showers, laundry facilities, a dump station, and Wi-Fi. Most don’t choose a Homer camper rental for the creature comforts though; this is Alaska, the rugged beauty and the joy of spending time outside is what draws the visitors. If fishing is part of your campervan rental itinerary, just take a few steps from your campsite, and you’ll have your line in the water. The RV campground staff can help you set up with a charter boat to get out on the water for a more exciting sportfishing experience.When you book an RV in Kenai Peninsula Borough, you can experience the local culture too. Every summer, the town hosts a “Halibut Derby” (Homer is known as the Halibut capital of the world), where residents compete to bring in the heaviest halibut, but really, everyone wins with plenty of fresh seafood to consume. There’s also the Yacht Club’s annual regatta in June when swarms of sails take to racing around Kachemak Bay.



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The Great Outdoors

Homer is a fantastic base camp for outdoor activities in the Kenai Peninsula region. From the end of the spit, you can take a ferry to Kodiak Island, most of which is protected as Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Camping and hiking are popular activities there if you’ve got a handle on the extreme conditions that Alaska so often thrusts upon the unprepared.Katmai National Park and Preserve sits about 80 miles from Homer near King Salmon and is accessible by ferries and flights crossing Cook Inlet. The park is most popular for its bear watching tours, as it’s one of the most densely populated brown bear areas in the world. Visitors report seeing 30 or more bears each day feasting on the abundant salmon and clams on the coastline.On the other side of the Kenai Peninsula from Homer, near Seward, is Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the best places in the world to see ice fields and calving glaciers. Homer also has an excellent alternative to Kenai Fjords in Kachemak Bay State Park, and it’s only a few miles from town. Most visitors take a ferry across the bay for short hiking trips or an overnighter at one of the park’s cabins or campgrounds. It’s Alaska at its best: remote, rugged, and unlike anywhere else in the world.

Exploring the City

A town built on commercial fishing, the diverse community of Homer also has a lot to offer when it comes to arts and culture. Not only does it have museums, galleries, and street art, but also a vibrant restaurant and brewery scene. Most of the attractions are located on the mainland, near the airport, and it’s also where you’ll find the town’s only gas station and grocery store. However, a few of Homer’s best eateries can be found at the far end of the spit, ready to receive the catch of the day.A good starting point for your tour of Homer is the Pratt Museum, a small museum focused on telling stories of Alaskan culture through artwork, photography, and sculpture. Exhibits change every few months, and each makes a unique point about life in the north. If you’re more interested in the ecological aspects of Kachemak Bay, you’ll love the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The center offers day tours around the bay to observe its multitude of wildlife, but more intrepid explorers will enjoy one of their overnight kayaking excursions and camping in a yurt.To get back to the basics of living in Homer, check out the Kilcher Homesteading Living Museum. The museum is run by a Swiss family who moved to Homer in the early part of the 20th century and is still making a living there. Tours of their family cabin are given along with a presentation about their family history.Camp in an RV at Homer Spit Campground and you can immerse yourself in this rugged, unique region of the Alaskan wilderness.


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