With 303 acres of trails with over a mile long beach the parking lot is a 15 min. walk to the partially restored dock. An easy hike on Vashon-Maury Island with great views on a clear day. The former Gravel Pit area now allows improved access to a rocky beach with views of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier. The hike is mostly on a unremarkable gravel access road which has a 500 foot elevation drop to the beach, not the best for the return route, but the views and beach access are well worth it.
No open fires are allowed in Maury Island Marine Park, and campers must bring their own potable water.
The campsite is being operated as a pilot project this summer, after which King County Parks will assess the feasibility of entering into a long-term agreement with Vashon Watersports to offer primitive camping at Maury Island Natural Area.