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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Depending on the time of year, many varieties of birds can easily be seen in this large empty field... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elkville, Il
Creamer's Field Migratory waterfowl

we love seeing birds, especially migratory birds. here there were plenty and of various types. very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Big Lake, Alaska
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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

Depending on the time of year, many varieties of birds can easily be seen in this large empty field in which the birds like to graze, which includes a water area where waterbirds can rest and feed for migration.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we love seeing birds, especially migratory birds. here there were plenty and of various types. very interesting to view their behavior, and eating habits, and they did not fly away.

Thank mikealexander728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to take a stroll, see the changing seasons and be in a bit of nature, close to the city. Autumn is best, with the early frosts and clear days.

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are the least bit interested in birds this is the place for you. We joined a very interesting and informative bird walk. The leader was very patient pointing out the various birds I was not familiar with. Nice little bookstore. Been here before...More

Thank shirleymWV
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 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 5 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 8 September 2018

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

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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).