Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Reedsport

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#8 of 14 in Wildlife in Oregon Coast
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area Reviews
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  • Right on the highway, can not miss it! We stopped because we saw the sign and the elks eating and walking. We stayed like 20 minutes admiring this beautiful animals!  more »
  • We got up super early to get here because the Elk leave after the morning goes. We were not disappointed. We counted over 70 ! Of course, they were at a distance and our binoculars helped see them mor...  more »
  • After a day of driving along the beautiful Umpqua River, as we neared our destination in Reedsport, we were happy to find this wonderful nature viewing area, with two groups of elk grazing. The easter...  more »
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  • On our out bound trip we stopped and saw many elk - a real thrill. On the return trip there were none to see - must depend on weather, time of day, and grazing patterns. The viewing area facility is excellent with adequate parking away from the highway, convenient trailer turn-around, an elevated viewing platform, and out houses. 5 stars!
  • Such a beautiful stop on a beautiful highway! There was a huge herd of elk and multiple osprey around when we stopped. A restroom was also provided (outhouse), which appeared to be well maintained. We will definitely be returning!
  • Elk are hidden by tall grasses and marshy creek but if your camera has a good battery keep the lens ready. Excellent opportunity for those with patience.
  • Great fun for kids & grandkids. Lots of giant elk to see fairly close up. Beware to honor the boundaries. 0 Elk are wild animals. Great idea to stay on your side of the fence. Good photo opportunities.
  • Clean facilities. Large area to turn large vehicles around, such as a tractor/trailer. Nice large herd of Elk seen often. Usually near mid to late afternoon.

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