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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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Yearly visit while on fall vacation in the Oregon Dunes. We stay at the Umpqua Lightjouse state park.

Always look forward to enjoying the Reedsport, Winchester Bay area and the annual wildlife viewing. Especially the Roosevelt Elk herd from the meadow areas nearby across from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Vallie L
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Sandy, Oregon
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Bratt, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had been looking for elk all day, so although seeing them fenced in feels like cheating a little, it was still nice to see them up close. Large heard and the turn off is incredibly convenient.

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Sandy, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Always look forward to enjoying the Reedsport, Winchester Bay area and the annual wildlife viewing. Especially the Roosevelt Elk herd from the meadow areas nearby across from the great Umpqua River. (Very deep and very wide) This herd decended from many generations of the same elk due to the pioneering homestead of that era. Senators Ron Wyden and Peter DeFazio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Our friends recommended we stop by here to see the elk and boy were we glad we did. There were 12 right by the roadside viewing spot. We have seen elk in Yellowstone but not this close. Definitely worth the time spent.

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Grants Pass, Or
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We stopped here the morning of our departure to see if we could see some of the famous Roosevelt Elk that exist in preserves like this up and down the Pacific Coast. The parking lot was large and well marked. The restrooms were clean and very new. The main lookout had free spyglasses and multiple visual exhibits under a well-constructed... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We took a detour on the way back to Florence to visit the elk viewing area. It was the middle of the afternoon and I knew we probably wouldn't see any elk, and I was right. There where geese everywhere but that was about it. The covered pavilion was very nicely setup for viewing the elk when they are out... More 

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Reedsport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The elk viewing area is worth the stop. I love to admire these beautiful noble animals. The females are on one side and the males on another. The antlers on the males are huge. They come close to the fence sometimes so I have some good picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We went by three times and saw elk every time. There's one big group of 40 females and one male and a second group with 3 or 4 (young?) males and several females. Very pretty setting along the umpqua river rd.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were driving the Umpqua River Scenic Byway. The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is along this route. We were amazed at the number of elk we were able to see. There is also a good informational center called the O.H. Hinsdale Interpetive Center. Stopping here is free. We also saw some elk up close a bit further down the... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I see elk here a lot, not always but they are free to wander and they do. Keep your eyes peeled in the other fields too, they travel around. The viewing area is great, clean, restrooms and plenty of parking.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

easy to get in and out from. the elk are a magnificent creature and you can take great photos of the elk.

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