Reedsport
Winchester Bay & Gardiner
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Reedsport is the home of the headquarters for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area offering interpretive displays on the Oregon Dunes, a 40-mile stretch of the tallest sand dunes that reach up to an average of 1.5 miles inland and host diverse habitats including rivers, ponds and forests. Not far from Reedsport is the Umpqua Discovery Center which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the region. A few miles east of Reedsport, travelers will find the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, a dependable location for spotting Roosevelt Elk year round. There is great fishing in the Umpqua River and Winchester Bay is noted for its abundance of Dungeness crab.

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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Three miles east of Reedsport on SR38 is the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Featuring a viewing platform with interpretive signs, the mild climate makes the nearby meadow an ideal home for a large herd of Roosevelt Elk.
Tahkenitch Lake
Tahkenitch Lake
Eight miles north of Reedsport, Tahkenitch Lake has minimal vehicle access, but two boat ramps along Highway 101 allow for lake access to great fishing and kayaking.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
A small loop road leads to the Umpqa River Lighthouse and a viewpoint overlooking the mouth of the Umpqua River, dunes and ocean. The road also passes a campground and day use picnic area at Lake Marie.
Oregon Dunes Day Use Area
Oregon Dunes Day Use Area
Featuring a viewing platform, picnic areas and hikes to the dunes and beach, the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area is ten and a half miles north of Reedsport.
Reedsport
Winchester Bay & Gardiner