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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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Elk is elk

Our fishing guide Mike, when asked about things to see in the Reedsport area, suggested the elk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kalamariverrat
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Rainier, Oregon
Awesome Elk Viewing

This is a great place to safely pull off the highway and view lots of elk in their natural habitat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan E
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Bedford, Indiana
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48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467, Reedsport, OR
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"these magnificent animals"
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"elk viewing"
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"big bull"
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"dean creek elk"
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"off the highway"
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"umpqua river"
in 6 reviews
"pretty area"
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"great place to view"
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"bring binoculars"
in 3 reviews
"their natural habitat"
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"large herd"
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"well worth the stop"
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"photo ops"
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"easy access"
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"parking lot"
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"interpretive center"
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"oregon coast"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fishing guide Mike, when asked about things to see in the Reedsport area, suggested the elk preserve east along Oregon 38. Our Goldens had never seen elk, so we moseyed about three miles east of the Umpqua Discovery Center, and spotted a number of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to safely pull off the highway and view lots of elk in their natural habitat almost any time of day. We found crowds of people much lighter, and more elk herds, than along 101 South nearer the Redwoods.

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Around dusk 100 elk appeared out of no where, it was amazing. You can drive up to them and they don't mind. The viewing areas are huge, uncrowded and have bathrooms. I spent everyday for 2 weeks hanging out here. Couldn't get enough!

Thank Lauren L
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Along this stretch the elk roam and may not be exactly at the viewing station turn off. Look along this stretch and you are likely to see the elk cows ...many clustered together often laying down. Then a ways off you should spot the bulls...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

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 May 21, 2018

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

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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.

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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

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