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“A good walk even you see don't sight birds”

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Ranked #10 of 101 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed June 14, 2013

An early walk didn't result in any interesting bird sightings but very enjoyable. Visit the house for history of the refuge and inforamation of birds.

Thank Paula P
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Very nice nature trail system. Totally recommend going (and throw in a donation!). Take binoculars if you want to see the birds.

Thank LWLinCO
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This refuge is close to downtown Fairbanks, so gets a lot of locals jogging, hiking, etc. There are a lot of birds, so good for birders. We did not see any large mammals. Be for sure and bring your mosquito repellant, you will need it.

1  Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I love birds, and I LOVE swans and sandhill cranes, so this place was pretty stinkin' awesome to visit. There were HUNDREDS of cranes when I visited....and more coming in.
If you are big on bird watching, I highly recommend this as a stop for you. Bird geeks everywhere would rejoice at the sound of all of these different and lovely birds in these fields. There is also a little walking trail you can take to get some different views around the field.
The *only* reason I didn't rate this as 'excellent' was that the bathrooms were....icky, and there was quite a bit of garbage around. :-/ Boo on people that litter! And there is not that much of a control on the bathrooms since someone can destroy a bathroom in one swoop. Soooo....if you dig avians, just go!

1  Thank RDTrpQueen
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a refuge created in a historical dairy. This is the favorite landmark of Fairbanks. (You'll notice the old dairy barn with the name on the roof.) There is an interpretive center housed in the old farmhouse and lots of wonderful trails, bridges, boardwalks in the back. (Guided tours and cool activities are happening throughout the year!!) People park in the parking lot right off College Road to eat their lunches, talk, and watch birds. There are spotting scopes for free use and in spring and fall you can watch our beloved sandhill the cranes, Canada geese and other waterfowl in these "Front Fields". In the fall there is a Crane Festival with a visiting speaker and a week of fun activities. Creamer's Field is just a wonderful local place.

1  Thank hnnmmm
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