The City of Forks
The City of Forks is located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beaches. Forks and the surrounding area provide you with an impressive array of recreational options as you explore the Northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest.
This 2,000 square mile area is bordered on the north and west by over 100 miles of saltwater shores, and to the south and east by alpine meadows and rain forest valleys. Over 200 miles of wild rivers crisscross the region, providing healthy runs of native salmon and steelhead.
Experience world class attractions such as the Olympic National Park, Rialto Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest, Kalaloch Beach, Lake Ozette, Cape Flattery and the Northwest Coast, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Falls and our many scenic rivers and mountain trails.
Whether you’re here for the weekend, or are considering relocating to a beautiful setting with an emphasis on community and quality of life, we look forward to meeting you.
Forks sits on traditional lands of the Quileute Tribe, one of many Native American tribes on the Olympic Peninsula. Although it’s been known as a logging town, white settlers first came to the Quileute Valley grow hops along with other crops. The 1970s logging boom brought Forks fame as “The Logging Capital of the World.” That industry is slowly being replaced by tourism and small businesses including outdoors outfitters, rafting trips, hunting guides, and fishing charters. It is, of course, also home to Edward and Bella of Twilight film series fame. Take a tour and enjoy the Stephanie Meyer/Bella’s Birthday Festival.
Forks has become the arts and culture center of the West End of the Olympic Peninsula. Home to everything from authentic Mexican cuisine to great Northwest comfort food, you won’t go hungry in this little town of about 3500 people. Visit Chinook Pharmacy for books, fabric and craft materials, Twilight memorabilia, toys, stationary, and, of course, pharmacy needs. Forks also has an active community theatre troupe and a newly opened Rainforest Arts Center, designed in cooperation with the architectural design school at the University of Washington. Peninsula College offers courses leading to two and four-year degrees along with sponsoring cultural events.