Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington. Learn more >>
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.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
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
The Bureau of Reclamation/South Columbia Basin Irrigation District is developing habitat within the coulee for improved upland bird production.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov