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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

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48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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Are they really free?

We saw a lot of (female) elk. Only one male. Always great to see them. I don't know if they are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
cool

Have been by here many times and am, in awe at these majestic elk. I'd like to know how they stay... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jim a
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Roseburg, Oregon
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48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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"great place to view"
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"large herd"
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"well worth the stop"
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"photo ops"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a lot of (female) elk. Only one male. Always great to see them. I don't know if they are really completely free here

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been by here many times and am, in awe at these majestic elk. I'd like to know how they stay in such a small area with so many? Nice pull in for traffic and plenty of room to stretch and take pics with a...More

Thank jim a
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

They come out in the evening and there are a lot of them. Plenty of parking space to view. Places to sit to view.

Thank newnormal2005
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

It was really cool to stop by the viewing area to see the many elk close up! They were right bu the road, just hanging out. Stunning animals! Good place for a potty break and a stretch.

Thank Henry B
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

There are actually two viewing areas. The facilities were clean when we came through. Nice safe place to observe the Elk herds.

Thank Ladydragontamer
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Nice place to pull off and watch the elk. These elk know where to stay to be safe. There is a viewing scope but take your binoculars because even as you continue up the river many times there are elk in the ranchers fields outside...More

1  Thank 144Y
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Right on the highway, can not miss it! We stopped because we saw the sign and the elks eating and walking. We stayed like 20 minutes admiring this beautiful animals!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We got up super early to get here because the Elk leave after the morning goes. We were not disappointed. We counted over 70 ! Of course, they were at a distance and our binoculars helped see them more clearly. Pretty neat. And a good...More

1  Thank Lastrick
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

After a day of driving along the beautiful Umpqua River, as we neared our destination in Reedsport, we were happy to find this wonderful nature viewing area, with two groups of elk grazing. The eastern viewing area had a nice series of informational displays, and...More

Thank William G
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We really didn't expect to see anything at the time we passed by, but sure enough - we saw four bulls and several cows. One dominant male was herded the cows and the three young bulls were meandering away from the herd near the viewing...More

Thank Susan M
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