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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

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48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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Easy access, right on the highway, restrooms, setting areas.

Nice place to pull off and watch the elk. These elk know where to stay to be safe. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
144Y
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Reno, Nevada
Beautiful Elk viewing area!

Right on the highway, can not miss it! We stopped because we saw the sign and the elks eating and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
nabeab
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Miami
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“elk viewing” (11 reviews)
“wild animals” (6 reviews)
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48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to pull off and watch the elk. These elk know where to stay to be safe. There is a viewing scope but take your binoculars because even as you continue up the river many times there are elk in the ranchers fields outside...More

Thank 144Y
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Right on the highway, can not miss it! We stopped because we saw the sign and the elks eating and walking. We stayed like 20 minutes admiring this beautiful animals!

Thank nabeab
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We got up super early to get here because the Elk leave after the morning goes. We were not disappointed. We counted over 70 ! Of course, they were at a distance and our binoculars helped see them more clearly. Pretty neat. And a good...More

Thank Lastrick
Reviewed 22 October 2017

After a day of driving along the beautiful Umpqua River, as we neared our destination in Reedsport, we were happy to find this wonderful nature viewing area, with two groups of elk grazing. The eastern viewing area had a nice series of informational displays, and...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We really didn't expect to see anything at the time we passed by, but sure enough - we saw four bulls and several cows. One dominant male was herded the cows and the three young bulls were meandering away from the herd near the viewing...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A great place to possibly see elk. This is a protected area and elk are frequently grazing. There is parking and bathrooms available so it makes for a good stop.

Thank Tribe93
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great stop, we saw a few groups of elks, some very close. It was an amazing view, a beautiful meadow, big animals and a cloud of small black birds flying around the elks and some perching on their backs and antlers.

Thank Irina R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were not aware of this old school bakery, but came upon it on our way to Dean Creek Elk Viewing preserve. My wife chose what I believe to be a bear claw from the display case. I asked for a recommendation that turned out...More

1  Thank westie2
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I really cannot understand the negative comments here. This is a stretch of land where elks live. Some days they will be close to the road, some days not. The facilities are excellent and the binoculars free. Try going to Buckingham Palace and complaining you...More

1  Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Along Highway 38, just east of Reedsport. Elk can be seen year round and easily photographed from the viewing area or from several of the wide pull offs along the highway. Remember, these are wild animals and can be dangerous if you get to close.

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