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.

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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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Island View
Distance: 2.4
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wye Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Bateman Island

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1/19/2018
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Closed at this time due to fire last summer . Great place to watch wild life



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May 2018