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Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area WB-10 Wasteway Unit
The WB-10 Wasteway property is located about eight miles northwest of Basin City in Franklin County. The parcel is owned by US Bureau of Reclamation but is managed for public fishing and hunting access by WDFW.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions In Franklin Co., and starting at Basin City on State Route 170, take 170 west 1 mile to Sagehill. Take Sagehill north for 2 miles To Hollingsworth. Go west on Hollingsworth for 2 miles to Waluke. Go north on Waluke for 2 miles to Filbert. Go west on Filbert for approx. 4.5 miles to Mt. Vista. Go north on Mt. Vista for approx. 2 miles to the bottom of the wasteway canyon. The management unit lies to the east of Mt. Vista Road.
Parking/Restroom Information There is no specific parking area on this site. No restroom facilities.
Other Information Daylight hours only.
This management unit is primarily a large canyon that carries irrigation wastewater from ag lands to the Columbia River. The water forms a series of ponds in the canyon bottom that can be good for spiny ray fishing.
This property is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and has been managed historically by WDFW. A new management agreement is currently being worked on and WDFW's involvement in day to day activities is limited to weed control. The road/pond system is currently impacted by beaver activity and vehicle access may be impossible. Be prepared to walk in from Mt. Vista Road.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov