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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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Beautiful at First Light

Had a wonderful experience on a crisp morning where golden light was streaming over the field and the herd of about 25 elk that were there that day. Worth it and a great way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Tanith13
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Gator Nation, FL
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Gator Nation, FL
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful experience on a crisp morning where golden light was streaming over the field and the herd of about 25 elk that were there that day. Worth it and a great way to start a morning! Fully recommend as it is only 3 miles outside town.

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Eugene, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We’ve been “Whale Watching” on the Oregon Coast and didn’t’ see whales, so that’s what we thought about this spot. But it was an easy turn off the highway, had plenty of free parking and bath rooms, so we gave it a try. As my husband was pulling in I was scanning the beautiful mountains and the lush flatland when... More 

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Bermuda Dunes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Sit in the car and open the windows. Amid the Canada geese and other bird noise, it was such an enjoyable afternoon spent with my Mom. She is 89 and this was the perfect spot to quietly enjoy looking at these beautiful, large creatures.

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Redmond, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Love being so close to the Elk at the viewing area. There is a good parking area and the scenery is beautiful too. So a great photo opportunity.

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Bend, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Every time my husband teaches a photography outdoor weekend seminar in Coos Bay & Bandon they always stop at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. (Robert Agli Photography)

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a neat little stop just a few miles east of Reedsport, Oregon. It is only 2-3 miles out of town. The elk are wild, but there is a fence to protect them from the curious onlookers. :) The herd was in an easily viewed area (easier to see from the highway, not the viewing area, however -- scope... More 

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Duarte, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Well this was one of the things I have patiently waiting to view with my own eyes , a live Elk in the wild , I was not let down because there was a sizable herd of females with many calves but I saw no sizable males , besides the elk this is prime marsh habitat maintained by the state... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's worth a detour as it is a pretty drive from Reedsport to Dean Creek. There is a good information point on the road which has information boards and a large telescope/binoculars. You, obviously, are not guaranteed to see elks but we were there about 10.30 in the morning and saw (with the aid of the telescope) two groups of... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Cant remember where we were going but stopped to the elk. Wish I had binoculars though as it would have made seeing them better up close.

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Kennewick, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Just a couple miles west of Reedsport on Hwy 38 this area is maintained by the state of Oregon and provides lots of documentation on why the heard is there as well as their habits and behavior. You can get up close and take some great pictures. It's a very popular stop and usually has plenty of parking with room... More 

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