Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area


Coos Bay District Office 1300 Airport Lane North Bend, OR 97459

43.695354, -124.038391

The Elk Viewing Area is located three miles east of Reedsport, Oregon on Highway 38.

Fee Description:

No fees.


Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area


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:

  • Open Hours open YEAR ROUND.
  • Overnight camping is NOT ALLOWED.
  • Universal Access Restrooms flush and vault restrooms are available.

Point of Interest:

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.

Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA):
Fully accessible site.

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