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Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

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212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 800-528-4916
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HIdden Surprise

We stumbled onto Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary while walking the trails of nearby Creamer's Fields... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wegoustay
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State College, Pa
Beautiful pond close in to Fairbanks

We went in late season, 9/1, so misquitos weren't a problem. It's a little hard to find so go to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale H
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Stanwood, Washington
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The wildlife sanctuary draws a crowd - a crowd of song and shore birds, moose and waterfowl. Featuring easy walking nature trails that lead to Wander Lake and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Off the trailhead of the sanctuary is the Taiga Center that features free Alaskan movies for resort guests during the summer on the 14 foot big screen. Visit the trailhead kiosk outside the Taiga Center for trail maps and Bird Checklist.
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Travellers talk about
“bear lodge” (5 reviews)
“great walk” (4 reviews)
“large pond” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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+1 800-528-4916
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled onto Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary while walking the trails of nearby Creamer's Fields Waterfowl Refuge. Another group of birders mentioned the lake (we understood to be from old quarry operations). It had a nice trail around it and that they saw several red-necked grebes...More

Thank wegoustay
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting our trails!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in late season, 9/1, so misquitos weren't a problem. It's a little hard to find so go to the far East end of the parking for the resort and apartments. The trails start there. You can take a short walk about a half...More

Thank Dale H
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed the trails and the lake! Bonus about the mosquitos!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The facilities are spectacular. Greenery and flowers, shuttle service between areas. Rather than "rooms" there are full-fledged apartments arranged by " lodges" multi-roomed, including separate kitchen dining room, walk-in closet, etc. a stupendous automobile museum on the grounds deserves a separate evaluation. The restaurant at...More

Thank Ian T
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ian - We truly appreciate your feedback regarding the restaurant and will definitely share it with the team. It's never our intention to have any of the issues that you mentioned so this is truly helpful to us. We're very happy to hear you...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I love this area and only rate it lower this time around to remind people how important timing is. This is not a good place to stop in the middle of summer when the fields are dried up, the birds are mostly gone, and the...More

1  Thank robert s
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This place is great for bird lovers. Spectacular views. But the area is full of bugs and mosquitoes so make sure to carry bug repellent. It's an easy walk to the lake

1  Thank Amazing29
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came up from Seattle for Spring Break, and this place was full of niceness and peace. The Habitat was so beautiful with deep snow, and we had a lot of fun there!

1  Thank KirklandTom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Beautiful natural preserve. A good place to go walking and enjoy the scenery. City stresses melt away as you wander around in nature.

Thank C L
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Beautiful trails located adjacent to Wedgewood Resort and the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. I would recommend checking out both.

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My boyfriend and I ventured to the wildlife sanctuary the last time visited him in October. It was pretty cold and the ground had a bit of frost on it but we enjoyed the walk and the view when you get to the water is...More

1  Thank tayl0rjack
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took a great walk around this little lake one warm September afternoon. Beautiful and well-kept. lots of birds and wildlife.

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