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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

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If you want to see elk, this is the place. Grounds are very well kept and trails are easygoing... read more

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RobbinM_12
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Brookings, Oregon
We never fail to stop here.

This is a wildlife preserve that allows for excellent viewing and photography opportunities. The... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Mike D
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Monmouth, Oregon
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All reviews elk viewing these magnificent animals rest area off the highway umpqua river large parking lot their natural habitat well worth the stop easy access herd antlers field binoculars bulls restrooms grazing birds
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see elk, this is the place. Grounds are very well kept and trails are easygoing. Located in a scenic valley that just the drive to get there is awesome. Spend the day. Take your time and enjoy God’s splendor.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobbinM_12
Reviewed December 16, 2018

This is a wildlife preserve that allows for excellent viewing and photography opportunities. The big attraction are the elk herds, but the are birds and other critters seasonally. The view is expansive so take you best camera and longest lense. Dress warmly and plan on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

As society lamentably commandeers more of nature for its selfish purposes it is a cherished experience to site wildlife. And the park service has made the viewing convenient, safe, interesting, comfortable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed November 23, 2018

When we arrived we parked our car and headed to the Creek Elk Viewing Area. From there we could enjoy watching the elks. They were peaceful. Some ate, others were looking at us. There were lots of info panels concerning the elks. We were happy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed November 20, 2018

This is a must stop to view spot. Lots of parking and restrooms maintained by volunteers were clean. I saw about 50 elk. I did not see any at the viewing area but once on the road heading west towards Reedsport 50 or more. No...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shirley G
Reviewed September 30, 2018

There are many elk very near the road. There is a large parking lot nearby. Very impressive to see these wonderfull animals so close.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

What I found really nice was that the large herd of elk were accustomed to people watching them and just went about their business. I would love to be there during rutting season. There is a road parallel to the pasture so that you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Misty D
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We happened along this place on our drive. Fantastic viewing area to see Elk. Over 40 when I stopped. There were many up the road also. It looks like a newly built parking and viewing area. Wonderful place to see these gorgeous creatures

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trouthook69
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We were there on a cloudy morning and saw quite a few elk. While we were there, more and more kept coming out from behind the trees - even several "babies". Well worth the trip!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kristi T
Reviewed August 23, 2018

If driving from Reedsport and no elk are visible from the viewing area, keep driving east. That's where we saw a bunch of elk. It was a neat setting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from KALAMARIVERRAT | Reviewed this property |
Yup. But its not as spectacular as the National Geographic TV specials.
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Patches07
British Columbia
Need Family Itinerary help! (11 Replies)
My husband and 13-year-old son plan on spending 10-12 days in Oregon this summer. We will be travelling by car. We generally like adventurous activities, hiking, wildlife, some cultural stuff, etc. Our thought was to spend a couple of days in Ashland seeing plays, doing a 4-day rafting trip on the Rogue River and spending a few days on the Oregon Coast (we have seen Portland many times, so will give that a miss this time). My problem is where to base ourselves on the Oregon Coast? We have...More
February 22, 2008|
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"4-day rafting trip on the Rogue River.." Fun!!! The Ashland part too. Great itinerary!! And yes, I think there's plenty on the central coast to keep you busy. Base yourselves in Yachats, more or less the middle of it all, and explore in both directions.