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Anacortes Community Forest Lands

The Community Forest Lands cover nearly 2,800 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.

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

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

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 7:00 p.m. at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center (1701 22nd Street).

The Skagit Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that works with the City of Anacortes on conservation easements. If you would like to find out more about the Skagit Land Trust, click here.

The Friends of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands are a private non-profit organization, separate from the City. If you would like to find out more about what they do in the Forest Lands click here.

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