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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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I always stop here!

Love seeing the elk and it seems they are always there. Magnificent animals. If you're lucky enough to travel with binoculars you'll always have a good view because often they are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Woodburn, oregon
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Woodburn, oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love seeing the elk and it seems they are always there. Magnificent animals. If you're lucky enough to travel with binoculars you'll always have a good view because often they are situated back near the forest and hard to see with the naked eye. Note, the photo is actually from a previous stop back in June of 2015. That time... More 

Thank OrrgonDuckFan
Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We were staying nearby and saw elk at a distance so decided to stop and try to get a closer look. We weren't disappointed. Dawn and dusk are supposed to be the best time to see them but I don't like driving in the dark so we went for mid-afternoon and still saw some. They are magnificent, peaceful creatures. It... More 

Thank BritsInABus
Fort Mohave, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Worth the stop here if you'd like to see some Elk. Saw a whole bunch both times I've stopped. Just East of Reedsport.

Thank Bobby31225
Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

It was very exciting to see so many elk present at this viewing area. It was right off the roadway and easy to get to.

Thank Elaine G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is a great place to see these magnificent creatures. It is easily visible from highway 38 right after leaving Reedsport. One is able to see the elk in several different spots along the highway. There is also a viewing area where the elk can been seen quite often. It is also a great place... More 

Thank Suzy C
Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Called in whilst travelling down the 101 (about a 3 mile diversion). You can't miss it as it is right by the road. Our visit was mid afternoon and no Elk were clearly visible on first looking. However after a few minutes searching the middle distance we saw a several along the tree line. This was exciting as we had... More 

Thank peterthetraveller98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My grandson's from Oklahoma were impressed with the elk being up close. All we had to do was pull to the side of the road to see them.

Thank Beverly N
Kansas City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Flat, grassy area. Elk and tourists are separated by unobtrusive fencing. Nice quality viewing platforms and benches scattered around province locations from which to observe. One buck, several does, and several youngsters were in both families. Not very exciting as they are primarily grazing, but your best chance to see elk outside of a zoo.

Thank PTBitte
Rialto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We planned our trip to be here in the early evening. We watched a herd of about 30 elk until dusk. As we were leaving, 3 bulls appeared near the road. The viewing area is wonderful. There is a pull off area, plus viewing platforms and restrooms. An excellent stop to plan on your trip!

Thank Diane C
Florence, Oregon
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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Drove by today as a massive bull elk wandered slowly toward a herd of cows. These giant majestic creatures are fascinating to watch. There is a road side toilet and benches/picnic areas for a nice leg stretch,


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