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Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area Benton City Unit
The Benton City unit comprises 15.52 acres of Yakima riverfront property directly west of the town of Benton City along the Yakima River.
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions In Benton Co., from I-82, take the Benton City exit & head north toward Benton City. Traveling on Hwy 225, at the second 90 degree bend, turn left and continue west. After this street turns north, it becomes 14th street and the parking lot is about a block ahead on the left.
Parking/Restroom Information Small gravel parking lot, which may be improved in the future.
Other Information Open 24/7 unless the city changes the ordinances.
This is a relatively small parcel with frontage on the Yakima River. Good birding available within the riparian zone. Shoreline fishing available.
Benton City manages a hiking trail, picnic tables.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov