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Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area Hope Valley Unit
The Hope Valley unit consists of 160 acres located about four miles west-northwest of Eltopia in Franklin County. The unit is split into two parcels by a main irrigation canal. The parcel west of the canal is dryland, having no irrigation allotment. It is extremely sandy and two attempts have been made to stabilize the site with dryland grasses. Two or three shallow draws within this parcel receive some sub-irrigation from the canal, which supports emergent vegetation and Russian olive trees. The parcel on the north and east of the canal is a mix of shrub steppe habitat and cropland.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions In Franklin Co., from hwy 395, take Eltopia West Road at Eltopia, and drive west for 4.5 miles to Hooper Road. Turn right and drive north for 2.5 miles to the parking lot.
Parking/Restroom Information No facilities.
Other Information Open daylight hours.
The property is split in half by the Eltopia Branch Canal.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov