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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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Great back up for the whales!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Tyler, Texas
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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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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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Address: 48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Reedsport

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