About the park
Maury Island Marine Park is located on the east side of Maury Island, a peninsula of Vashon Island. One of the largest undeveloped properties located directly on Puget Sound with more than 1 mile of shoreline, the park provides stunning views of the East Passage, Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains. The site had significance for early Native Americans and is referenced in a legend about Snake People who arrived from the mainland as part of war party.
The park contains rare stands of Pacific Madrone, a salt marsh, eelgrass beds and significant fish and wildlife habitat for such species as great blue herons, bald eagles, kingfishers, chinook salmon, orca, and bull trout.
Acreage: 320 acres
Trail length: 3 miles (plus .75 mile gravel maintenance road to the shoreline accessible to non-motorized vehicles only)
SW 244th St, Vashon, WA 98070
The park can be reached from Seattle by the Fauntleroy-Vashon ferry and from Tacoma by the Point Defiance-Tahlequah ferry.
Once on Maury Island, head south on Dockton Road Southwest, east on Southwest 240th Street, south on 59th Avenue Southwest, and east on Southwest 244th Street.
There is a parking lot and trail access on Southwest 244th Street.