Just a few miles outside of Reedsport on Highway 38 is the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. This is a free site where there are usually Roosevelt Elk between sunrise and sunset (I don’t know if they are there after dark, but I would guess so.
The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is the year-round residence for a herd of about 100 Roosevelt elk. A mild winter climate and abundant food allow the Roosevelt elk to remain at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area all year. Dean Creek is a Day Use Only site. The O.H. Hinsdale Rhododendron Garden is located across Highway 38 from the elk viewing area.