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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 8 Attractions in Reedsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Prescott, Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Cumming, Georgia, USA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved being able to get so close to the elk. We were able to capture a selfie with an elk in the background. How cool is that!

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West Linn, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped and enjoyed our picnic lunch and were entertained my the amazing Roosevelt Elk. It was marvelous to watch the dynamics of the bull elk and how they kept their distance from the cow and calf elk. Wonderful photo ops....be sure to bring binoculars!

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Bend OR
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We loved seeing these big beautiful creatures. We stopped three times while in the area. The bulls are just starting to grow out their antlers. Clean bathrooms were a bonus and even a bench to eat our lunch...

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Eugene, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On the way to the south coast we always stop to view the elk. Sometimes they are so close you can see birds riding on their backs. Such a wonderful viewing area. You can also see geese and gulls and ducks.

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Medford, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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