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Located on Maury Island in Puget Sound, Dockton Forest and Natural Area is managed to protect and enhance ecological values, provide opportunities for low-impact recreation, and demonstrate ecologically sustainable forest management. Dockton Forest offers forested trails that link to the County’s Dockton Park on Quartermaster Harbor, which features a boat launch, mooring dock, and picnic area. It also connects to the 275-acre Maury Island Natural Area, which has nearly one mile of Puget Sound shoreline.


Access: Dockton Forest and Natural Area can be reached via the Vashon Island Ferry from the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock in West Seattle or the Tahlequah Ferry from the Point Defiance Park Terminal in Pierce County. A trailhead with gravel parking that can accommodate horse trailers is located on Dockton Road SW across from Dockton Park. Trail access and shoulder parking is found along SW 260th St and a small gravel parking area is located at 264th St and 94th Ave SW.  


Acres: 107 acres (Dockton Forest is 63 acres, Dockton Natural Area is 44 acres)


Use: Hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking