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Burton Acres


This park encompasses the interior of the Burton Peninsula and provides a good walk for forest birds. 

Bewick's and Winter Wrens, both kinglets, nuthatches, both chickadees and woodpeckers abound.  Sharp-shinned Hawks prowl the brushy western edge and Cooper's Hawk venture deeper within the woods. 

The Jensen Point Boat Launch contributes good views into the inner harbor of Quartermaster Harbor.  The park at Jensen Point possesses a primitive but usable public restroom.

From the intersection of Vashon Highway and Burton Drive at the four-way stop in Burton, head straight east along Burton Drive to the stop sign at a T intersection with 97th Avenue.  One entrance to the trail system is found by continuing straight ahead on the small lane and parking at the end of the last driveway. 

The trail system may also be found by taking 97th to the left or the right, 97th turns into Bay View Drive and loops around the Burton Peninsula.  Jensen Point Park is on the east side of the loop. The trail head for Burton Acres Park opens directly across the street from Jensen Point Park.

From Birds of Vashon Island by Ed Swan, Vashon birding guide 206-463-7976