Bateman Island

Island View, Washington

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Before dropping 20 feet down the riverbank to Bateman Island, read the informative sign at the Wye Park parking lot. There’s a lot of history and birdlife waiting for you on that small island. Cross the paved 23-mile Sacagawea Heritage Trail (see “Scouting Trails in the Tri-Cities” sidebar) and pass a gate at the entrance to the causeway. Bateman Island was farmed from the 1870s to the 1950s, and you’ll see plenty of evidence of this—old roads, foundations, nonnative trees. A fire swept the island in 2001, and you’ll see evidence of that too.
Day Hiking Eastern Washington

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Day Hiking Eastern Washington

by Rich Landers (The Mountaineers Books)

Before dropping 20 feet down the riverbank to Bateman Island, read the informative sign at the Wye Park parking lot. There’s a lot of history and birdlife waiting for you on that small island. Cross the paved 23-mile Sacagawea Heritage Trail (see “Scouting Trails in the Tri-Cities” sidebar) and pass a gate at the entrance to the causeway. Bateman Island was farmed from the 1870s to the 1950s, and you’ll see plenty of evidence of this—old roads, foundations, nonnative trees. A fire swept the island in 2001, and you’ll see evidence of that too.

© 2013 Rich Landers/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Island View
Length: 2.4
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wye Park
Topo Map: Bateman Island Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hiking Eastern Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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1/19/2018

Closed at this time due to fire last summer . Great place to watch wild life

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