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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

Address: 48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Reedsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors

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Redmond, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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130 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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33 reviews 33 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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Prescott, Arizona
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37 helpful votes 37 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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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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