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This 3,897-acre property is privately owned and managed by a foundation with by-laws that keep it from ever being sold. WDFW determined a hunting and fishing easement was the best option to provide recreational access and purchased a perpetual easement in 1986. Changes in management of the ranch have resulted in an accelerated grazing program, which has substantially degraded the habitat. WDFW staff continues to work with managers and a board of trustees to try to minimize the effects on the resource and public recreation.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions Beginning on State Highway 17 near Mesa in Franklin Co, drive west on State Route 170 through Basin City, to Sagehill Road. Go north on Sagehill for .75 mile, turn right onto irrigation ditchbank road. Take ditchbank road to canal bridge, cross bridge, take a left and drive 200 yards into south parking lot.
Parking/Restroom Information No restrooms at either lot. 5 car limit in each of the 2 parking lots during the general hunting season. No overnight camping.
Other Information Register to Hunt area. This site is only open for hunting on Sat., Sun., Wed., and legal holidays. This is a perpetual hunting easement only. Limited fishing may be available by contacting the Bailie Youth Ranch
Access Site #2
Driving Directions North lot: continue north on Sagehill for 5 more miles, turn right on Hendricks and drive 1.5 miles to parking lot (on right).
Nearly 4,000 acres in size, the Bailie Ranch is a public hunting easement only. A creek runs the entire length of the property, about 4.5 miles. Limited creek crossing access. The area is mostly shrub steppe habitat with many wetlands scattered throughout.
Grazing occurs seasonally. Competition for the 5 parking slots can be difficult during peak waterfowl season. No overnight camping.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov