Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is located near Reedsport, Oregon, along the Umpqua River. Although the area is open 24 hours a day, camping is not allowed. The Bureau of Land Management maintains pastures along Oregon Highway 38 where a herd of Roosevelt elk live year-round. Visitors enjoy both elk and bird watching, plus stargazing at night!
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