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Sunnyside-Snake River
Wildlife Area Location

Greg Bjornstrom
2620 North Commercial Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-2027

For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov


Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area
Hope Valley Unit
The Hope Valley unit consists of 160 acres located about four miles west-northwest of Eltopia in Franklin County. The unit is split into two parcels by a main irrigation canal. The parcel west of the canal is dryland, having no irrigation allotment. It is extremely sandy and two attempts have been made to stabilize the site with dryland grasses. Two or three shallow draws within this parcel receive some sub-irrigation from the canal, which supports emergent vegetation and Russian olive trees. The parcel on the north and east of the canal is a mix of shrub steppe habitat and cropland.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    In Franklin Co., from hwy 395, take Eltopia West Road at Eltopia, and drive west for 4.5 miles to Hooper Road. Turn right and drive north for 2.5 miles to the parking lot.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    No facilities.
    Other Information
    Open daylight hours.
    Other Information
    The property is split in half by the Eltopia Branch Canal.
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.

    If you are Hunting or Fishing, remember to check all current regulations.

    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.