We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 182 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A WALK ON THE QUIET SIDE

Take time to stop for a quiet visit to this very peaceful spot in Fairbanks. If you stand quietly in the parking lot you will see the cranes moving thru the tall grass and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
FloridaLady007
,
Venice,Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Venice,Florida
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Take time to stop for a quiet visit to this very peaceful spot in Fairbanks. If you stand quietly in the parking lot you will see the cranes moving thru the tall grass and heading for the small pond. A nice break from the hustle and bustle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Now a refuge with walking trails and info displays. A great place to get out of the car, take a long walk and look at nature. Enjoy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Had a short time but needed some exercise. Would have stayed longer but it stated raining. Saw some ducks and swallows. Lovely walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The pond area was sufficiently close to the road to allow an excellent view of the birds. We would have liked to have taken a walk along the paths but the mosquitos beat us back. If you do go when these pesky varmints are around be sure to wear long sleeved garments, a hat and repellent or risk becoming lunch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The farmhouse and grounds are quite interesting and there a number of activities you can participate in and many things you can do on your own. The trails are great and you can great insight from their knowledgeable staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sidney, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Trails were easy to walk. The boreal forest walk was lovely. The boardwalk is in fairly good shape and the walk through the birch trees was beautiful. We didn't see too many birds, but it is worth it just for the walk

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lilliwaup, Washington
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Not much wildlife but a really cool boardwalk through a birch forest and swampy area. Nice for a sunset walk but not too exciting for birders. Don't forget your bug spray!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kill Devil Hill
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Creamer's is a wonderful place to go for a beautiful nature walk. On a recent walk I heard the frogs croaking across the pond, and the birds that were migrating in were in the distance field sending out their mating calls. It is a special place to go for peace and solitude.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Sidney
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Take a stroll through a beautiful and historical piece of nature in Alaska. A wonderful few hours spent in the peaceful environs of the refuge. I think the refuge was meant for the fowl, but it's a refuge for the harried human too. Took a photograph of a stand of birch trees that hangs on the living room wall as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbanks, Alaska
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Creamer's is very popular during migration season, but is a great place for recreation right in Fairbanks. I grew up going to Creamer's and my wife and I bring our baby there on a weekly basis. There are trails for walking and wildlife viewing all year round (multi-purpose in the winter). During the bird migration season it is quite spectacular,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge also viewed

 

Been to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Battle Creek, MI
10 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?