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Maury Island Marine Park

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

3.0 miles of trails

Elevation

Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 500 ft.

Rating

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WTA worked here: 2018
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

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 one 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.

WTA Pro Tip: King County Parks has a great map of this area on their website.

 

Maury Island Marine Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.3818, -122.4086 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

King County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

King County Parks PDF Map: https://tinyurl.com/ybx6zqgb

Getting There

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. From the parking lot it is a three-quarter mile walk down a gravel maintenance road to the beach.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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