Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Reedsport

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Dean Creek Wildlife Area (or Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area) is a wildlife management area located near Reedsport, Oregon, United States. Jointly managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Bureau of Land Management, it is the year-round residence for a herd of Roosevelt elk.
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  • there is a wonderful opportunity to see these magnificent animals, but you need to pick your time. we saw them around dusk at 7PM. Early in the AM is also an optimal viewing time  more »
  • Roadside wildlife! We saw 32 elk, a mixed herd with a substantial bull, graze, meander around, and walk through the creek. This time of year, I suspect the elk will be in the shade much of the day...  more »
  • Love to Stop in and check out the Heard whenever were passing through... We really like to take pictures of them and share them with our friends. I highly recommend stopping in if your driving near here and you happen to have a few minutes to spare...
  • A great place to see tons of Elk. When we first drove past in the evening there were tons of elk. We ended up not stopping as we were planning on coming back the next day morning… what a mistake… the next day the elk had moved back into the trees and we were not able to see as many. If you drive by and the elk are out - Stop!

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