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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

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Address: 48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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Fun To Stop & Watch

Fun and quiet place to watch the elk if they are in the fields. There are 2 large pull off areas for cars and RV's. They also have clean bathrooms. It's amazing to see them so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fun and quiet place to watch the elk if they are in the fields. There are 2 large pull off areas for cars and RV's. They also have clean bathrooms. It's amazing to see them so comfortable and up close.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Cool place to view a lot of elk grazing in an open field. Highway 38 is a beautiful and very scenic route and it's an easy stop along the way. Worth a quick stop.

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Easy on/off access from highway; no parking issues. Lots of elk with antlers(and without). Easy photo opportunities with multiple areas to get impressive photos.

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Augusta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We saw a sign and thought we would check it out. Wow! A herd of elk, chilling in the afternoon, huge racks covered in velvet. One of them had somehow made his way to our side of the fence where he was chomping away, oblivious to the fact that we were there. What an unexpected thrill!

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well if you don't get a chance to see whales because they don't turn up you can at least see ELK and who doesn't like Oregon ELK !!! You can see them right off the road at the viewing area and it's free.Great experience and they are not skittish so you can get some good photos of these wonderful animals... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Spent an evening watching the many elk in the fields. They seemed undisturbed by us and there were many areas to park and watch. Enjoyed so much that evening we went back to see them again and got to see them even closer up.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We saw quite a few elk at the pullout viewing area and even more a mile or so down the road. Luckily, we had our binoculars with us, so we were really able to get a good look at these lovely animals.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wow, this is free! Along the 38, just pull up on the left before Reedsport. Ample car parking, big stop area. At first we were thinking we had to try to spot the elks but they are everywhere. They were even walking towards the road! There's binoculars you can use for free to spot them. All in their natural environment... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our family enjoyed a good hour here just watching these beautiful creatures roam around. Visited with children ages 8 & 9.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I haven't had a lot of occasion to drive between Reedsport and Sutherlin, but this is a beautiful drive and the elk viewing area did not disappoint. It was just like all the television scenes I have seen footage of (think 'Oregon Field Guide') and the elk were there, just like on television! Definitely worth a quick stop to read... More 

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