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Limited Deer Hunt at ICF begins Oct 15, 2022

More details available in the press release here.

About the Park:

Located in the center of Vashon Island, Island Center Forest is a Forest Stewardship Council® (license code FSC-C008225) certified working forest and natural area managed to demonstrate sustainable forest management while protecting and restoring the health of the site's habitat. Enjoy a picnic at the Forest Cathedral picnic shelter designed and built by islanders using local island wood.

Ten miles of multi-use trails lead visitors through 440 acres of consisting of forested stands, meadows, the Mukai Pond and the Meadowlake wetlands which form the headwaters of Judd Creek. Island Center Forest is habitat to a variety of wildlife, including more than 70 bird species.

Coinciding with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s designated hunting season in October, 220 acres of Island Center Forest are open for seasonal deer hunting and closed to other visitors, making this the only public land on Vashon Island where deer hunting has been allowed.


Northwest Natural Resource Group

Vashon Forest Stewards 

Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust

Washington Trails AssociationIsland Center Forest


Park Activities: birding, dog walking, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, nature observation, picnic shelter, volunteer



10612 SW 188th St, Vashon, WA 98070

Nearby Bus Stops: 118, 119 on Vashon Hwy SW

Parking: There is a parking lot at SW 188 St that can accommodate horse trailers. Parking is limited to cars only at the Cemetery Trailhead on 115th Ave SW.



There are four trailheads:

Mukai Trailhead: at the end of 115 Ave SW

Westside Trailhead: off of Westside Hwy SW, north of the Vashon Recycling and Transfer Station

Cemetery Trailhead: at the end of 115 Ave SW

188th Trailhead: at he end of SW 188 St



Island Center Forest Map

Island Center Forest Mapa en español  

Text KING ISLAND to 468311 to load the map onto your smartphone.


Park History:

Island Center Forest Chronology 2001-2017


Relevant Links:

Island Center Forest updates: Click to subscribe to an email newsletter for updates about the park.

Deer Hunt updates: Click here


2017 Deer hunt background and summary 

Deer hunt SEPA review

Deer hunt area map 

Deer hunt notice (English version)

Mapa de Caza Del Ciervo (en español


Forest Health:

Sept 2018 forest health presentation & tour press release 

Video: forest stewardship at Island Center Forest

About Forest Stewardship Certification at Island Center Forest 

Nov 2017 Island Center Forest site management guidelines update

April 2006 Island Center Forest site management guidelines


1 - Locator Map

2 - Boundary with Orthophotograph

3 - Parcel Boundaries with Orthophotograph

4 - Contour Lines and Hillshade Map

5 - Soil Types Map

6 - Streams and Wetlands Map

7 - Ecological Types Map

8 - Roads, Trails, Access Points Map