Things To Do In Coos Bay – Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
May 24, 2016
Coos Bay is a small town in Oregon but this best kept seaside secret not only has exciting attractions on its own (check out our previous Oregon Adventures posts) but also provides the opportunity to seek out the captivating points of interest in the various hidden gem cities that line the Oregon Coast.
Take Reedsport for example. Just 27 miles north of Coos Bay and close to the city of North Bend, Reedsport is home to one of the area’s most beloved wildlife areas, the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Here you can see a herd of about 100 Roosevelt Elk year-round as they thrive in this unique area that boasts a mild winter climate and an abundance of food.
The viewing area stretches for 3 miles along the coast with two designated viewing areas and a number of observation pull-outs. The outdoor interpretive center will help you learn more about the elk, the other types of wildlife that occupy the area (beavers, muskrats, mallards, and Canada geese amongst others), and the natural elements that surround you.
It’s hard not to miss the Roosevelt Elk as some grow to be over five feet tall and weigh over 1,100 pounds but the Bureau of Land Management recommends visiting during the morning or late afternoon hours as these are the times the elk are most active.
More facts to know about your visit to the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area include:
-Open year-round from sunrise to sunset
-Hunting is prohibited
-Photography is welcomed
-Top Rated Attraction on Trip Advisor
-Restrooms are available
Our Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort is a convenient place to stay in the area and we are more than happy to help direct you to Dean Creek and the many incredible adventures that await you here on the Oregon Coast!
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