Point Robinson

The Point Robinson light and foghorn mark the southernmost turn in Puget Sound’s shipping lanes. The 12-acre Point Robinson complex, now listed on the Washington Heritage Register, features the Coast Guard lighthouse and keeper’s quarters. One house can be rented by the week from the Vashon Park District.

Approach: North side of the point, near trees. Kayak rack located at trail head. Steep path up stairs and along meadow to campsites.

Location: Easternmost point of Maury Island

Hazards: Busy boat traffic. Monitor VHF channel 13 for VTS Puget Sound ( Vehicle Traffic Service) information

Sites: 2

Water: None

Sanitation: Chemical toilet next to lower parking lot

Overflow: None

Fires: No fires – stove only

Fees: None

Special Considerations: 8 person maximum and one night stay

Natural History: The first fog signal was placed here in 1885, the light added two years later and tended by one keeper. In 1897, the fog whistle blew for 528 hours straight. After using up 35 tons of coal to keep it going, the keeper requested an assistant and, in 1903, a second keeper was added. To learn more, reserve a spot on a Point Robinson tour by calling the Vashon Park District 206.463.9602.

Latitude: 47.3894
Longitude: -122.375483

Additional Resources: Google Maps Page, Guide Book PDF, Site History