Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Washington

Wild Horse Wind Farm

Kittitas County, Washington

Puget Sound Energy

Fees: free permit required

Activity: drive + walking

Elevation: 2600'-3600'

Current status (as of 7/19/24): not blooming

Notes: Open to the public from April 1 through October 31; a permit is required, but it's free.

Also along Vantage Highway are Quilomene Wildlife Area (west) and Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area (east); the flowers there are mostly the same as at Wild Horse.

Peak wildflower bloom at Wild Horse Wind Farm is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Pediocactus nigrispinus, Balsamorhiza hookeri

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.