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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

Coos Bay District  |  OR

Season Dates:  01/01 - 12/31

Fees:  No fees associated with this site.

The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is the year-round residence for a herd of about 100 Roosevelt elk. A mild winter climate and abundant food allow the Roosevelt elk to remain at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area all year. Dean Creek is a Day Use Only site. The O.H. Hinsdale Rhododendron Garden is located across Highway 38 from the elk viewing area. The garden will be open for public tours on Saturday, May 11, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Activities:

Watchable WildlifeBotanical SightseeingHistoric Site Investigation

Facilities:

Interpretive TrailDrinking WaterRestrooms (Accessible)

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Directions:

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.

Contact Information

1300 Airport Lane
North Bend, OR 97459
541-756-0100

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