Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, Seaside

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area is an American wildlife refuge located in northwest Oregon, near the community of Jewell. The area is designed to benefit native wildlife and to reduce the impact of wild animal populations on area properties. The area now measures 1,114 acres. The original size was 183 acres when the area was established in 1969.

During the winter and spring months, up to 200 elk may be seen from an adjacent highway. Hunting is prohibited and there is no public access to the main meadow. There are parking areas and four viewing areas on site, along with some affiliated signage.
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  • The herd was there and it was amazing picture opportunity and for children (and adults) to see these large animals up close.  more »
  • We were travelling between Seaside and Portland on the 26, and saw the brown binoculars sign for wildlife viewing. We wanted to see what was there, so we took the indicated turn, and started driving.....  more »
  • On the 68 mile stretch along this road from Astoria to Vernonia, other than the "We Hate Bicyclists" Bar at mile 11, there is absolutely NOTHING! Therefore this rest stop - with sparkling bathrooms available 24/7 - at about mile 29 is crucial. (To be fair, the bar charges (non-purchasing visitors) a reasonable $1 to use their bathrooms)
  • Stoped to see if any Elk were out, there were not. It was the middle of the day. Hung out had a smack and enjoyed the gorgeous view.

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