The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is a mosaic of pastures, woodlands, and wetlands, providing a variety of wildlife viewing experiences. A herd of 60 to 100 Roosevelt elk are year-round residents, and visitors can also view numerous birds in the area, including waterfowl. Each of 2 viewing areas provides parking, an interpretive center, viewing scopes, and restrooms. The area is contiguous with the scenic Umpqua River.
From Reedsport, Oregon, and U.S. Highway 101, travel about three miles east on Highway 38 until you see the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area signs. From Interstate 5, Highways 38 and 138, head west to Reedsport and the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Travel time from Roseburg or Eugene, Oregon, is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Physical Address is 48819 State Hwy. 38 Reedsport, OR 97467.
Coos Bay District 1300 Airport Lane North Bend, OR 97459
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