Sunnyside-Snake River
Wildlife Area Location

Phillip Buser
2620 North Commercial Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-2028

Wildlife Areas
Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area
Esquatzel Coulee Unit
The Esquatzel Coulee unit is located just north of Mesa in Franklin County. The property is owned by US Bureau of Reclamation but WDFW manages the parcel for public fishing and hunting access.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    In Franklin Co., from hwy. 395, take the hwy 17 exit at Mesa. Drive north on hwy 17, toward Othello. Cross the bridge over the Esquatzel Coulee and take a right off the hwy on the north side of the bridge. Follow road back to the south, across the Esquatzel Canal, and follow the canal upstream to parking lots.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    No facilities
    Other Information
    Open 24/7
    Unique Features
    The Bureau of Reclamation/South Columbia Basin Irrigation District is developing habitat within the coulee for improved upland bird production.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
    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.