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
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.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Upland Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    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.
    Unique Features
    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.
    Other Information
    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.
    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.