The creek rises in central Vashon Island and flows southeast into Quartermaster Harbor. It was named for A. W. Judd, a farmer and retired Methodist minister who lived on Quartermaster Harbor north of the creek. Somewhere along the banks was said to be a cache of buried treasure. Lars Hanson, logging here in 1877, married an Indian girl to whom he gave his savings, $800 in gold, with instructions to bury it for him in some secret place. She became ill shortly thereafter and died before he could learn the hiding-place. The gold was never found.