Community Forest Lands (ACFL)

The Community Forest Lands cover over 2,950 acres within the City of Anacortes. They encompass a mosaic of forest, wetlands, lakes and meadows coupled with the broad based desire of local citizens to act as stewards for this environmental and recreational resource.

Heart Lake


There are over 50 miles of multiple use trails in the forest lands. All trails are open to hikers;  bicycles, horses and 2-wheeled motorcycles allowed in limited areas. Motorcycles are allowed April 1 through October 31. We ask all users to recreate responsibly and share the trails. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

Trail Maps

Trail maps of the ACFL are available in color on water resistant paper for a fee. A set of three maps is available at City Hall, the Visitor’s Information Center and from local merchants for $10.00. The maps show trail access and sanctioned usage. View online maps

Forest Advisory Board

The Forest Advisory Board is an advisory board to the City Council on use policies and management of the ACFL. The Forest Board meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Main Conference Room in the Parks Department.  Meeting zoom link:

Skagit Land Trust

The Skagit Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that works with the City of Anacortes on conservation easements. Find out more about the Skagit Land Trust

Friends of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands

The Friends of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands are a private non-profit organization, separate from the City. Find out more about what they do in the Forest Lands.

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you. Please contact us with your questions or comments about the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.