Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

Near Reedsport, Oregon

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!



The Bureau of Land Management maintains a series of pastures along Oregon Highway 38 that are a year-round residence for a herd of 60-100 Roosevelt elk. Elk are visible almost every day of the year! A main viewing area, with an interpretive kiosk and restrooms, offers visitors the chance to learn about the elk and the site heritage. Several pull-outs along the highway offer excellent photo opportunities. Dean Creek is also a popular bird watching area, serving as a stop along the coastal migration route.

Know Before You Go:

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A full grown bull elk can weigh over 1,000 pounds. They are strong, wild animals. Keep your distance and stay behind the wooden fence. Please do not feed the wildlife.