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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 9 Attractions in Reedsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
128 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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Prescott, Arizona
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112 reviews 112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just off the highway with viewing areas. Best time to view apparently is just at dawn, but we were there at dusk and saw a number of elk

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Stockton, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A large of road paved parking area and large binoculars make elk watching enjoyable for all. There seem to be elk there on every visit and a large number can be seen in the morning or evening.

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Oakland, OR 97462
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The elk hang out where you can photograph them easily, without danger to either human or elk. Nice, clean restrooms, ample parking, and only minutes to the coast. A great day out!!

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Port Moody, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First, our GPS decided the viewing area is about 3 miles closer to Reedsport than it really is. Drove a bit further and were lucky to see a huge herd from the road, right at the edge of the area. They were too far to see from the official viewing area. We had lunch at the nice viewing area, and... More

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Central Point, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a thrill to see a herd of elk in the wild. They come close to the viewing area and it's a special treat to see the young ones

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