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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Creamer's Field MIgratory Waterfowl Refuge, 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Creamer's Field MIgratory Waterfowl Refuge, located at 1300 College Road, here in Fairbanks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kanbaatar
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
great for birders and casual hikers

The hikes vary in length. They supply bug spray and binoculars. We enjoyed our boreal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2ECtravelers
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El Cerrito, California
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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 Dairy was once the largest producer in Alaska and is on the historic registry of places. 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 & Gift Shop is open daily in the summer from 9:30 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4. Guided Nature Walks are available Mon-Sat at 10 am June through August by trained naturalists. Non-profit organization "Friends of Creamer's Field" provides programs during the year at the state owned refuge. In the winter the trails are groomed for cross country skiing and skijoring. Dog mushers, walkers and runners also visit the fields and trails regularly. During the migration seasons the fields are closed except to the birds, but the other trails are still open away from the fields. Come visit!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
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+1 907-452-5162
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"boreal forest"
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"bird watching"
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"easy walking trails"
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"canada geese"
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"dairy farm"
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"spring and fall"
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"crane festival"
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"bug spray"
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"enjoy nature"
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"great birding"
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"nice walk"
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"bird sanctuary"
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"cross country"
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"different species"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Creamer's Field MIgratory Waterfowl Refuge, located at 1300 College Road, here in Fairbanks, Alaska, has quite a good reputation with Fairbank's residents as a place to see and to be familiar with. The Visitor's Center is really pleasant to visit. The birds you will see...More

Thank kanbaatar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hikes vary in length. They supply bug spray and binoculars. We enjoyed our boreal hike--beautiful, easy walking trails on boardwalks through the woods with birds, streams and surprisingly very few bugs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the spring and in the fall there are huge birds (and people) crowds, so it's possible to see cranes' and swans' mating dances.

Thank MACKBA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open 24/7/365 and free. Wetland trail was lovely but biting bugs kept us off the boreal forest trek. Visitors center was staffed by real birder. Small gift shop and they accept donation. Please br generous as they do good work on a shoestring.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I biked around many of the trails. A very peaceful and relaxing spot to enjoy nature and have a picnic.

Thank walterp2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of mosquitoes. Saw no birds at 9:30 AM visit. Nice visitor center. Well maintained trails. Lots of parking.

Thank Eleanor B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent interpretive walk around waterways, along boardwalks. The Creamer's Field is close to downtown, drive or catch a local bus. If you have 45 - 90 mins this is a worthwhile visit.

Thank andrewmuw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel and enjoyed walking the many paths around the fields. There were not many birds there when we visited, but I can imagine what it must look like (and sound like) in the early spring. Very cool place

Thank Kit R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for a hike and watch for the lights. This place is easy to find and has a lot of parking.

Thank tnj32322018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting destination for bird watchers or twitchers as you are known. A small but helpful information centre, selling bits and pieces. A short walk to the footpath into the reserve. Cranes on view (depending on your timing) as well as geese and ducks. Beware...More

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Kathi G
23 March 2018|
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Response from Manasi K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about either as I visited in September. But you can get more information from their website.
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Jan M
16 February 2018|
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Response from marijkeverhasselt | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what's the best time to visit, but I think you can enjoy the place year round. It is just a really nice, green and quiet spot to walk around (several trails).
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Rebecca M
1 July 2016|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The Fairbanks Transit System serves Creamer's Field on the Blue Line, their schedules are online.
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