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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-452-5162
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Ranked #9 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks, Alaska. The refuge has miles of multi-use trails that are open year round and it is an excellent location for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The Farmhouse Visitor Center is open daily in the summer from 10 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4.

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went just off season. It was not very crowded and there were no bugs. There are several hiking loops. The boreal forest loop was particularly tranquil. There were also quite a few identifiable migratory birds in the area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This area has great trails meandering all over the place. I'm not really a bird person, but I love walking my dogs through the woods and all around the area. There are wooden walkways built through the trees and great paths around the field. The mosquitos are exceptionally bad throughout the summer on the wooden pathways in the woods, but... More 

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central coast
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice little system of trails. Most of the birds had gone south, but it was a great place for a flat and easy stroll without leaving town. Wasn't too cold while we were there, and not enough snow to need snowshoes. This is clearly the place locals go to do get their daily exercise; saw lots of folks walking their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Grounds are beautifully managed for migrating waterfowl, waders, and other birds. Although we missed the huge flocks that spend summers there, we did get up close to several Sandhills cranes. A thrill for me!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a great place to see Sandhills cranes and other waterfowl during spring and fall migration. Also a good place to ski-jour in the winter. Lots of trails to walk to see moose and other wildlife year round.

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Houston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Spend as much time as possible there, esp if you have an RV and can hang around. Nice place to hike and bike, walk dogs, sit and meditate. Be sure to visit the gift shop. They have the best bargains around for souveniers; but go prepared for mosquitoes any time of the day, any time of the summer.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I visited during the crane migration in late August. Walked with my Grandmother there. Lots of flat, easy trails. The best part are the towers you can climb up to watch the birds from up high.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to Creamer's Field for a morning walk on our final day in Fairbanks in late September and was not overly impressed. The trail paths were a little run down and there wasn't much to see at this time of year, but I'm sure it is beautiful in the summer! A nice stop to talk a walk at, but nothing... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Creamers field is a very nice place to see birds and to walk through the arctic forest. We saw a lot of cranes and geese.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

great outdoor space to watch winter migration of geese, cranes and other wildlife. Lovely walking trails if the weather is good (it was!) Need to allow at least two hours to take advantage of what is offered. A very nice Fish and Wildlife office next door.

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