Maury Island Marine 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.
Through our Community Partnerships and Grants program (CPG), King County Parks is partnering with the Friends of Maury Island Marine Park to make improvements to the park, including shoreline restoration (in partnership with People For Puget Sound) and installation of a picnic shelter.
Access: 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 SW, east on SW 240th Street, south on 59th Avenue SW, and east on SW 244th Street. There is a parking lot and trail access on SW 244th Street.
Acreage: 320 acres
Trail length: 3 miles (plus .75 mile gravel maintenance road to the shoreline accessible to non-motorized vehicles only)
Usage: hiking, equestrian, mountain biking, nature observation, hand-boat access