Island Center Forest is publicly accessible for walking, horse-back riding, mountain biking, and bird watching. Currently, hunting is not allowed in any part of the forest. No motorized vehicles, no camping, no fires, no fireworks. To protect the birds, dogs are not allowed at the two ponds, but they are welcome in the rest of the preserve either leashed or under strict sight and voice control.
There are 4 entrances to Island Center Forest.
On the north side, take 115th Ave south from Bank Rd and follow the dirt road to the end in a large open parking area. Mukai Pond is a short walk from the parking. On the east side, from Vashon Hwy turn west on 188th Street and follow to the end turning right into a large, well-groomed parking lot with room for horse trailer turn-around. On the south side, off of Cemetery Rd turn north directly across from the cemetery onto dirt 115th Ave and go to the parking lot at the end. On the west side, entry is on a marked path just north of the transfer station with parking along the east side shoulder of Westside Hwy.