Wander Lake Loop

Fairbanks, AK
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Wander Lake is a simple 2.44 mile walk in the Fountainhead Wedgewood Bird Sanctuary, located near Creamer’s Field. This walk can be done all year long and is perfect for toddlers and children.  You can spot wild animal tracks, find hints left behind from the animals that call this area home, and look for squirrel middens.  If you listen closely you can hear the squirrels talk and possibly a wood pecker. It’s the perfect place to enjoy nature in the middle of the city. In the summer you can spend  time watching the many ducks and birds that are found here, there is even a bird blind.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 22 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Lake, Mud Puddles, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

We park next to the garbage cans on the side of the condo.

Trail Contributor

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A lifelong Alaskan uprooted from the Anchorage area, not living in Fairbanks. I have two boys 4 & 8 who love to be with me outside. When I am not outside, I am inside baking, homeschool, and doing family genealogy.


Trail Map

Getting There

From Downtown Fairbanks: 
Head east on 4th Ave toward Cushman St
0.1 mi
Turn left onto Cushman St
0.2 mi
Continue onto Illinois St
0.6 mi
Turn left onto College Rd
0.6 mi
Turn right onto Margaret Ave
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Wedgewood Dr 
 Across from the school. The trail head can be hard to find, if you need to ask at the front desk of the Wedgewood Resorts.