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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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Elk, lots of elk clearly visible from the road

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Redding, California
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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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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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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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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped here on a whim at 2.15 in the afternoon. We were pleased to see many elk. There was also ducks and brightly colored birds. Nice roadside attraction.

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Oregon Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Even though we have elk at home in our horse pastures, we usually always stop by here to look at this herd when we are in Reedsport. Elk are such impressive animals. This is one thing the government did right -- develop a paved, handicapped-accessible area so that many visitors can easily see wild elk in safety and comfort! I... More 

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Address: 48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Reedsport

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