|Deer Creek Elk Viewing Area (click on image to enlarge). (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Birds are constant companions of elk. (Julianne G. Crane)|
The best times to view and photograph wildlife are early mornings and just before dusk. There are plenty of elk roaming around grazing.
The elk are just one of the attractions here. The number and assortment of birds is also outstanding. Some of the birds even have lunch while hitchhiking on the elk.
This wetland project was a joint effort the Coos Bay District Bureau of Land Management, Ducks Unlimited, Pacific Coast Joint Venture, and their sub-group Oregon Coast Wetlands Joint Venture. It is managed by BLM.
The free viewing area is open year-round. There are restrooms and it is handicap accessible.
|Bull elk. (Julianne G. Crane)|
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
48819 Hwy 38
Reedsport, OR 97467
Directions: From Reedsport and Highway 101: Travel about three miles east on Hwy. 38 to the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area signs.
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