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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Reedsport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Medford, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

When we go to Winchester Bay we always drive out to see if the elk are visible. Sometimes they are farther out and hard to see. On our most recent trip they were always up by the viewing area and we could take great photos! Beautiful setting for these majestic animals!

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just be aware that you may only be able to get a distant view of the elk so bring binoculars. We stopped here twice during our vacation in Oregon. The first time we stopped while driving to the coast from Portland and we were only able to get a distant view from the viewing area. Then a few days later... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

When my husband and I drive from our home in Springfield, Oregon down to Bandon, Oregon to visit relatives, we almost always choose to take the I-5 turnoff to Hwy 38 which takes you to Reedsport where you can turn south on US Hwy 101. Just east of Reedsport is the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area and despite the fact... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The area is easy on and off for HWY 38. It has covered viewing areas and restrooms. It is a well designed viewing area and of course the elk were awesome.

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Top Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Nice viewing platform with plenty of parking. And the elk were right there. Being from Oregon and seeing elk regularly, this wasn't all that exciting, but for travelers seeing these magnificent animals up close, but still at a safe distance, we recommend stopping here.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Get your camera ready! These elk are always available for photos. Beautiful green oasis - usually a tad foggy.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, but take your binoculars. There are elk everywhere in a field just coming out to eat grass and check out the people. They seem to be used to all the people staring at them. There are built in benches if you wish to sit a while. People are respectful and quiet so not to frighten them.

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Brooklyn, New York
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice pullout area close to Hwy 101 in Reedsport to view a herd of wild Roosevelt Elk. There were plenty of Elk to be seen when we stopped. There were Herons and other birds around too. Definitely worth a stop when passing through the area. No price for admission and clean bathrooms are a plus.

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Cardiff
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119 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It's worth a short, few mile drive on Hwy 38 E to view this huge herd of wild Roosevelt Elk that is very close to the road. It was a rainy day, but there were dozens of them grazing and resting very close to the fences. Binoculars would have helped, but it was the best and largest sighting in my... More

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Palatka, FL
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great place to take a break and relax. We knew the stop was on our way so we added the time into our schedule. What we didn't know was just how great a presentation this roadside viewing area makes. It has lots of info and history signs, viewing stations and clean restrooms. A large herd of male elk were just... More

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