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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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Beautiful spot

This is a very nice wayside stop on your way to Reedsport. If the Elk are out you can watch them graze. This spot also has a convenient restroom for the cross trek from I-5 tp 101.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tigard Oregon
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Tigard Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very nice wayside stop on your way to Reedsport. If the Elk are out you can watch them graze. This spot also has a convenient restroom for the cross trek from I-5 tp 101.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love these Elk & so will you! There's clean restrooms & plenty of parking. It's quite nice that our government is protecting these creatures & providing us with such a nice area to view them for free! Yay USA! 💙💃🇺🇸💙💃🇺🇸

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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drive out around 8 am. We saw 2 groups of elk. It was an easy drive from Reedsport. Very safe to view due to the viewing areas

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even looking thru the telescope was free. Swallows had built nests in the interpretive center and were feeding the babies. Elks were a ways out but an enjoyable stop

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a fun place to stop on the way to the coast and see if any elk are out and about. We were here July 2016 and saw a group of 10 males hanging out together in the field. Nice that such wildlife can be enjoyed and observed in Oregon.

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Sarasota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing less of majestically. Free roaming Elk....! I cannot be the judge of this natural beauty it simply speaks for itself. Just view it and spend time in Reedsport...small town who's community is working together to bring back the thriving city it once was. Do not miss the lighthouse at Winchester Bay! Visit the shops and talk to the people... More 

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Thank charlottesparkle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very reliable elk-sighting spot. A nice easy parking place for any size vehicle up to the largest rv. Nice spot for abreast from the driving.

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Thank Jackbirdie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Tallahassee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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Thank TallahasseeWriter
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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