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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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Fun to see elks

It was cool to view elks grazing in a natural habitat. The information boards helped us understand what we were seeing: one herd with all females and one male, and another herd of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see elk. Lots of them! Thats all there is so if you've been there once, its enough. My opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cool to view elks grazing in a natural habitat. The information boards helped us understand what we were seeing: one herd with all females and one male, and another herd of all males. Who knew? The attraction is free and both times we drove by, the elks were visible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went in the late afternoon on a rainy day. I waited around for an hour or so enjoying the birds, then as I was about to give up the elk came into the field. Yes, they were a ways off, but I enjoyed watching them. I suspect they might have come closer had I visited nearer dawn or dusk.

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location is just a few miles off highway 101 and worth the trip. We seen a lot of elk, grant you they were at a distance on the day we were there, but they can be right in the parking lot if they wanted to be. It looks like they do feed them and encourage them to stay in... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Those of us that have lived near this spot all of our lives have watched these elk forever. Great improvements have been made over the years. Restrooms, gazebos for viewing and information and a nice large parking lot. This is a fantastic place to pull over and stretch while enjoying natures animals and beauty. This is a spot Oregonians should... More 

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Natchez, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this spot from a tip of a friend as this was not the route I was taking headed south out of Corvallis. The drive down 38 was beautiful and then there were these elk grazing along the highway. Chances of seeing the elk are good. Give it a shot if you are headed that way.

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Trail, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make it a point to travel this way when heading to the coast so that we can see the elk herd.

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Thank D S
Middle Kingdom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice viewing area for elk. Plenty of parking and easy access to the viewing area. If the elk cooperate, you may be able to see them from 30 yards away. If they don't cooperate, you may need a spotting scope or try another day.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We noticed the elk viewing area on our way from Portland to Bandon, then stopped on the return trip to Portland later in the day. Spotted over 30 elk feeding and got some great pics. The multiple parking/viewing areas make it a lot easier to find a good spot for seeing the elk as they move around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I can't drive by without stopping to see the elk. Today there were about twenty or so bulls laying near the fence. We got a couple of great photos of their antlers sticking up out of the grass. Right before we pulled in we saw a bear drinking at he opposite edge of the Umpqua River. What a thrill.

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