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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great place to see Canada Geese

Lots of Canada geese here. Cool to see so many before they headed south for winter. Nice place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn T
Torbay, Canada
Creamer’s Field is Wonderful little refuge

We camped at the Fairbanks State Fairgrounds which is about a 1/2 mile away and just stumbled onto... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Salt Lake, Utah
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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...more
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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of Canada geese here. Cool to see so many before they headed south for winter. Nice place to stop by.

Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at the Fairbanks State Fairgrounds which is about a 1/2 mile away and just stumbled onto this sweet refuge. Sandhill Cranes were arriving in droves to begin their southward migration. We missed the Crane Festival by 10 days... I wished we could have...More

Thank LuciLu51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular. Just lucked into being in Fairbanks for the Sandhill Crane Festival. Superb walking trail through the Birch trees. Beautiful weather, lots of great people and information. Recommend to check it out even when the festival isn't on.

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I shot great pictures of the huge crane population there. It is along the trail at Wedgewood Resort and close to the wildlife lake.

Thank gary c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This refuge has some really nice shorter hikes available. We were stunned with the beauty of all the birches in the wetlands with wooden boardwalks for the trail. There are observation decks to view the birds. Very peaceful setting for nature lovers. We understand you...More

Thank lucy19902015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's truly amazing to look into the fall sky and see hundreds of Canadian Geese flying in formation. Equally amazing is seeing them resting in this large open farmland made accessible to the public. we were able to enjoy Sand Hill Cranes and many other...More

Thank mp1759
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful walks through the woods and meadows where you'll be surprised at the birds you'll see. We saw a black backed woodpecker, and another time a juvenile hawk hunting in the meadow. This is a must do for anyone who loves birds. Bring your binoculars.

Thank ncm182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a mostly cloudy chilly fall day with the threat of rain and this was the perfect place. The trails were well marked and some of the boardwalks were partially submerged. There were abundant geese in the fields. The boreal forest was just starting...More

Thank happyhiker10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a bit wet soggy on the day The trails were muddy - wear appropriate boots to keep dry The wooden walk ways were great except for 2 that were under water - staff were notified as people had put bits wood etc, to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A dairy turned wildlife refuge - Creamers is free to the public and has a good trail system with plenty of places to view the cranes and other waterfowl that occupy the refuge.

Thank Linda A
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23 July 2018|
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Response from andrewmuw | Reviewed this property |
Visiting any time in late spring into summer would be best. The refuge is open year round, but I would think not enjoyable in winter
Kathi G
23 March 2018|
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.
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).