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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 907-452-5162
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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.

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The Best Place for Walking

Easy level walks with easy parking. Lots of people come here to walk their dogs so be cautious of dog poop. There's also a public restroom here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Goleta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy level walks with easy parking. Lots of people come here to walk their dogs so be cautious of dog poop. There's also a public restroom here.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I visited Creamer's I was out for a run with a friend. I was pleasantly surprised by how peaceful it was to watch the birds in the field. Additionally there are nice trails to walk/ run through. If you are looking to learn about the squawkers there is a small visitors center that also offers tours.

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Evansdale, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had a little time to kill after our museum tour so we decided to check out Creamer's Field. With all there is to see & do in Alaska, This was not out vacation highlight but it is well worth a short stop. I've seen a lot of sand hill cranes in my life but the ground was thick with... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you are a walker, runner or skier I'm betting you know where Creamers Field is. Great variety of easy trails for a leisurely walk, nice spot to take kids or a stroller. When the birds are there during migration is just adds an extra element. Cool spot for familys to go or a local to get away and relax... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you like to see birds and walk then this is the place for you. They don't have a lot of trails, but what they have is enough to get some great exercise. In the early spring go to the bird banding station to see some birds up close as they band and the release birds. Great place to see... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at Creamer's. We did the walk in the Boreal Forest and part of the sesonal wetlands and didn't see any birds and it was not very interesting. The best view is from the carpark. The farmhouse visitor's centre was helpful and friendly. This is a good place to take your dog... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

It is a fabulous time to see the migration of thousands of Sand Hill Cranes, Ducks and Geese feeding and getting ready for their flight North for there breeding areas. It is a sight to see . I strongly recommend everyone who can to view these beautiful birds.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We arrived in Fairbanks the day the sandhill cranes arrived to the field. Can see cranes from the car in the car park of the Forrest offices before entering the creamery. Fantastic to see many cranes and Canadian geese. One needs to be quiet to get good photos. Brilliant. Walk one of the circuits around the fields. Suggestion as to... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Always a pleasure to go somewhere and find a wonderful array of migratory birds for your viewing pleasure. We visited during the Sandhill Crane Festival. The event was educational and fun to mingle with other craniacs. :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We must have been there at the wrong time of year, even though it was still time for several species of birds to be there, like sandhill cranes. All we saw were Canadian geese which are everywhere where we live. It was a bit disappointing that it didn't live up to our expectations but that's nature!

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