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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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As close to a guarantee you'll get in Oregon to see elk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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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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Gator Nation, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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