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
Nipper Unit
The 60-acre Nipper unit is located within a sub-irrigated flat about four miles southwest of Mesa in Franklin County. The soil is highly alkaline and would be undesirable for farming. Grasses and shrubs were planted on the site shortly after it was purchased and the area provides good habitat for upland wildlife and non-game. The property abuts a parcel of BOR land commonly referred to as “Clark Pond”.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Shorebirds
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Wading Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    This site is adjacent to, and north of Clark Pond and driving directions are listed under that management unit.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    No facilities.
    Other Information
    Daylight hours only.
    Other Information
    Clark Pond is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and is managed by WDFW. The Nipper property lies just to the north of, and adjacent to Clark Pond. Both are accessible from a gravel parking lot along Ironwood Road in Franklin Co. Specific directions are listed under Clark Pond.
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