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Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area Whitstran Unit
The Whitstran unit is made of two parcels comprising 31.57 acres located two miles east of Prosser along the Yakima River.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions In Benton Co., and from I-82 at Prosser, take exit 80 at Gap Road. Drive north on Gap Road for 0.5 mile to the Old Inland Empire Highway (OIE). Drive east on OIE for 2.5 miles to Bunn Road. Drive south on Bunn Rd. for approx. 0.4 mile, cross a narrow bridge over the Chandler irrigation canal, and turn left on the ditchbank road. Drive east on the ditchbank road for approx. 1.5 miles. Parking lot is a small area surrounded by concrete ecology blocks, and lies to the south of, and below the ditchbank road.
Parking/Restroom Information Gravel parking lot. No facilities
Other Information Daylight hours only.
Yakima River frontage. Shrub steppe and wetland habitat.
Technically, the ditchbank road is not designed for public access but it remains open to provide access to a few private residences. Access to this management unit is only from Bunn Road, as the other end of the ditchbank road is gated.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov