Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-9074521442
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Nature

This natural reserve is rich in Alaskan wildlife. Easy walking trails will take you around the Wander Lake, and past Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Reportedly over 120 species of birds have been spotted here, in additions to assorted mammals and fish. Outside of the Taiga centre, there's a trailhead kiosk where you can purchase maps of the sanctuary and its trails and landmarks (beavers and berries). The Taiga trail is about 1 mile long; it takes you through some beautiful woodland; on the western side, there's an observation deck with a nice view.

The sanctuary is owned by the Wedgewood Resort, and there are four hotels on site if you feel like sticking around for a few days.

Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Tips

  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

How to Reach Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Bus Red line stop 275 - College Rd at Geraldo's Restaurant Eastbound
  • Bus Blue line stop 120 - College Rd at Marietta Ave Westbound

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  • Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
  • Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary Contact Number: +1-9074521442
  • Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 57.91% of people who visit Fairbanks include Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary in their plan

  • 35.48% of people start their Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

People normally club together Pioneer Park and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge while planning their visit to Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

People also prefer to end their day with Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful, safe place to take a little stroll with family or even alone. The trails are made of compact rocks and are very well maintained. I went during the fall on a beautiful sunny day. I've never heard of a wheelchair safe trail, but on days like this you could definitely take a wheelchair if your heart desired. Unfortunately they do not allow dogs on the trail, but maybe you could dress your dog as grandma and cart him around in the wheelchair. I dunno. I loved the tons of signs telling all sorts of facts about the wildlife and there was never a moment where I feared I was lost or had to wonder how long the trail was. The only thing that gave me a little bit of a hard time was finding the trail entrance. When you enter the resort just stick to the main little road and follow the signs to the car museum entrance. You can park here. There is a little trail between the car museum and the woods that leads you directly to the trail head. The Wildlife Sanctuary was beautiful and relaxing and something I can see myself visiting very often. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it soon as well!

  • Nicely done trails. Very flat, short, and easy. Really neat blind for birdwatching. Really thick brush, so don't expect to see much of the lake. This is a wildlife sanctuary, so leaving the trail is completely off limits.

  • Beautiful easy hike. Varieties of mushrooms. Great viewing deck of Wander Lake.

  • Very quaint. Lots of mosquitoes. Love the self guided walk and the bird viewing building at the end.

  • This place was so peaceful, and quite beautiful. We had some trouble find ding the entrance, because we ended up behind the car museum. Once we found it, though, it was worth the effort. Lots of squirrels;

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