Details for Dockton County Park
Name

Dockton County Park
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.9 stars from 11 reviews

Address 9500 SW Dock Street
Vashon, WA 98070

Phone206-296-8687

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

Notes

Hiking trail map at:
http://your.kingcounty.gov/ftp/gis/web/vmc/recreation/BCT_Dockton_brochure.pdf

VHF channel



Web site

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Manager makes collection rounds on summer evenings. An electric payment station is located at the end of the pier. Debit/credit only on May 3, 2013.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

10

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Docks are in pretty good shape with a fairly long pier out to them.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $20 for under 26 feet, reported October 5, 2013.
$30 for more than 35 feet.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: No power

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

No - Not available on dock.

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pet friendly. Good walking areas close to end of pier.

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice

No

Trash



Showers

Yes - Free hot water showers. Men's and women's showers located in the large outbuilding approximately 100 feet from the end of the pier, near the north fire-pit. Only open from 8 a.m. to dusk, but free and clean.

Heads

Yes - Located at the shore end of the dock.

Laundry



Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants

No - No shopping or food within walking distance.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Verizon and ATT signal is good.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There is a single lane ramp with an adjacent floating dock. Usage appears to be free but there is a donation box available.

Transportation

Yes - Bus service into town from the road a the park entrance.

Other services

Playground on shore. Picnic tables and fire rings on shore.

Attractions



Reviews for Dockton County Park
Gonna get busy, 2016-08-13
Captain: , everett, wa (295)

We arrived early Saturday 8/13/16 to find plenty of open slips. lots of families with kids and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

it's about to get busier. A notice on the restrooms indicates 56 new mooring buoys to be installed starting this month. I'm not sure how the infrastructure can support it. presently 3 toilets exist for each gender. there is no garbage service, no pump out, no shopping or food service.

Across the road are some pleasant shaded hiking trails, but be careful as there are lots if intersections and no signage. even with the provided maps it would be easy to get lost.



Quick overnight destination, 2016-08-03
Captain: , Maple Valley (50)

With our home-port in Commencement Bay, Dockton had been a long-time destination for quick overnights and weekend trips.

Docks get fairly busy during the day in the summer months, but many boats leave after dinner. Generally quiet at night. Lots of great hiking trails across the street, and the park is great for young kids and dogs to get off the boat and stretch their legs for a bit.

Solid docks, but no other real amenities. No power. Public bathrooms. Dinghy dock can be quite crowded as well.



Nice facility, close to home., 2013-10-07
Captain: , Gig Harbor, WA (32)

There were only 4 vessels present the night I stayed, so it was pretty quiet and peaceful. The $20 (under 26 feet) seemed a little steep for a slip and a bathroom, but the facility is in pretty good shape. There is a trailhead across the street that goes to the top of the island and has a nice view out toward Tacoma/Seattle. Overall an enjoyable experience.



One of our regular stops, 2012-07-19
Captain: , des moines (104)

The docks are nice but we usually choose to anchor to the north of the park/docks a bit and dinghy in to let kids run around. Moorage is a bit steep <30' considering no power but rate isn't bad if you are bigger and have genset for when you do need power.



Good stop for the kids, 2011-08-05
Captain: , Port Orchard, WA (292)

Nice stop for the family. Showers and rest rooms, lots of things for the kids. Lots of ties and good anchorage



Really nice public facility, 2011-04-01
Captain: , Seattle (690)

Lots of dock space, and a swim float. Water was a tad on the cold side, so swimming amounted to jumping off and heading for the ladder. Nice stop on the way back from Tacoma.



Dockton Park, 2010-03-16
Captain: , ANONYMOUS (193)

Huge amount of dockage. Showers, boat ramp for towed trailers with alongside dock, bathrooms, park with playground and barbecue pit. Miles and miles of trails. What more could you ask for?

Oh yea, it has bus service to uptown Vashon on weekdays.



Nice moorage, 2009-07-28
Captain: , Cowiche, WA (350)

We like Docton and so do our grandkids. Nice facilities, showers did not need money or tokens 7-09. Beach walks available but can get a llittle muddy. Weekend in summer can get busy but everyone seemed to respect late hours and quiet times. In the spring we've had the place to ourselves.



Great hiking and biking., 2009-05-20
Captain: , Seattle, Wa. (312)

We love coming to Dockton, but usually plan on visiting in the Fall, Winter and spring to avoid the crowds. Bring a bike and enjoy some good rides. Lots of hills though.



Nice hikes on shore, 2007-09-23
Captain: , Olympia (1435)

We enjoyed the trails across the road from the county park. They were great to get out and stretch your legs. The park wasn't too bad either. We were here in the early spring so it was nice and quiet.



Swimming is Rough, 2007-07-09
Captain: , Seattle, WA (33)

But the kids love it. Lots of mud, jelly fish, and barnacles. Do NOT eat the shellfish and prepare to pack out your trash. Quarter showers, however, make up for a multitude of problems.

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