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.

Thanks to Karen Borell for her research on Point Robinson.

Approach: North side of the point, near trees. Kayak rack located at trailhead. 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 1) Reservations are required for camping at Lisabeula and Point Robinson by contacting Vashon Adventures at info@vashonadventures.com, 206-259-3978, or https://www.vashonadventures.com/camping. 2) Cost is $17.50 per night. 3) Camping open from May – October.
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.
Max People: 8
Max Nights: 1
Latitude: 47.3894
Longitude: -122.375483

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