Bring your camera! As you approach Reedsport from the east on Highway 38, on the edge of town is the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. This 1,040 acre preserve is home to a large herd of Roosevelt elk and other wildlife. This area is an important part of the state’s elk management program and provides plenty of opportunities to photograph and observe these beautiful animals. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to take some beautiful shots of some of the most majestic and interesting animals in Oregon. The herd of 60 to 100 Roosevelt elk roams freely in the protected pasture, woodland and wetland areas which are provided by the Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with public viewing and education in mind. The viewing area has a large parking lot as well as restroom facilities and handicap access.
For more information, visit www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/site_info.php?siteid=31