Creamer's Field

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Creamer's Field

Creamer's Field Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of the top areas in the north for viewing migrating birds,
with walking trails suitable for all activity levels.
Creamer’s Field offers short hikes in the heart of Fairbanks, good migratory-bird
viewing in spring and fall, and a chance to explore a sample of the forests and wetlands of Interior Alaska. Creamer’s is a historic dairy that operated until 1966 (see
sidebar below)"

Creamer's Field Trip Reports

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This isn't so much of a hike as a series of walking paths. The park is a sanctuary for waterfowl so you'll get a chance to see a lot of native birds like Canadian Geese, swans, ducks, cranes as well as some other local wildlife. The paths have wooden boards that you walk on which is a nice touch and I could see kids enjoying it. One thing to know before you go is bring bug spray!!! Lots of mosquitoes will be there. If you forget your repellent, no worries, the gift shop on the premises sells some.
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Seeing as how the last review is almost eight years old (!!!) I thought I'd write one as an update. Creamer's Field has had a lot of work done to it (and will continue to do so-REI just gave them $10k if I recall correctly!) and is a lovely little park now. The trails are no longer covered in water at any point during the year and are easily accessible. The watchtowers/observatories are all solid and in good repair. There are restrooms along the paved parking lot/drive as well as at the trailhead.

This is an excellent place to take a kid, dog, or friend for a short walk when you just need to get away for a's hard to remember sometimes that you haven't left city limits!
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Even though there is a lot of repair on-going, a large part of the paths are under water. Many of the boardwalks have rotted and collapsed. An observation tower has also fallen. Great for birding and seeing the types of trees in the region.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
0.7-2 miles
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best Mid-Apr through Sep
Best Times
Creamer’s Field Refuge, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 1300 College Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99701; (907) 459-7307
Local Contacts
Trail maps are available at the trailhead kiosk and the Farmhouse Visitor Center
Local Maps

Trail Log