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“Educational & Beautiful!”

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Ranked #12 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 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!
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Not only was this wildlife refuge beautiful, but it was so educational! We read the informational signs as we walked along the different sections of the hike. We learned about the migratory birds that visit, the benefits of forest fires, and about permafrost. Overall, this is a phenomenal outdoor place to enjoy nature!

Thank Bethany P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went there to walk at various times of the day on three different occasions taking different routes to enjoy the beauty!

Thank cerric0
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nice visitor center and hiking “trails” or snow pack. We enjoyed both walking through the boreal forest and watching skijorning and dog sledding. Went back for a second day.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our March hike around the barns and on the Boreal Trail. Winter wonderland scenery along a packed snow trail and a few interesting bird species, too. Saw Black-capped Chickadees, Black-backed Woodpecker, C. Ravens, 3 White-winged Crossbills and a possible N. Goshawk. A moose blocked the trail right at the end and we hiked the whole way back around which amounted to double the fun. Easy to get to from all Fairbanks hotels and ample parking. No entrance fee but recommended donations. Knowledgable naturalist on staff.

Thank pehoc
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. The are a number of trails for all levels of hikers. There are benches along the trails if you need to rest. This is definitely a worthwhile activity when you visit Fairbanks.

Thank Fantabulousx5
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