Sunnyside-Snake River
Wildlife Area Location

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

 
Wildlife Areas
Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area
Whitstran Unit
The Whitstran unit is made of two parcels comprising 31.57 acres located two miles east of Prosser along the Yakima River.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    In Benton Co., and from I-82 at Prosser, take exit 80 at Gap Road. Drive north on Gap Road for 0.5 mile to the Old Inland Empire Highway (OIE). Drive east on OIE for 2.5 miles to Bunn Road. Drive south on Bunn Rd. for approx. 0.4 mile, cross a narrow bridge over the Chandler irrigation canal, and turn left on the ditchbank road. Drive east on the ditchbank road for approx. 1.5 miles. Parking lot is a small area surrounded by concrete ecology blocks, and lies to the south of, and below the ditchbank road.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Gravel parking lot. No facilities
    Other Information
    Daylight hours only.
    Unique Features
    Yakima River frontage. Shrub steppe and wetland habitat.
    Other Information
    Technically, the ditchbank road is not designed for public access but it remains open to provide access to a few private residences. Access to this management unit is only from Bunn Road, as the other end of the ditchbank road is gated.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    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
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    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.