While lake and waterfront homes may be a commodity in Franklin County, no other area can offer access to the Juniper Dunes preserve: an expanse of sand dunes where the only trees that grow are Junipers. The Columbia River, the Snake River and Lake Sacajawea all weave through Franklin County. The major city of Pasco, which is part of the Tri-Cities, is two hours both from Ellensburg and Spokane but right in the middle of an enchanting and one-of-a-kind oasis you’ll have to see for yourself.