The rural community of Forks, Washington, is the heart of the west side of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. 

Forks is conveniently located near the Olympic Mountains, Pacific Ocean beaches and forested river valleys.

Within minutes of Forks are 200 miles of wild rivers. This is an ideal area for salmon and steelhead sports fishing, rafting and kayaking. V

Olympic National Park and National Forest lands provide countless hiking trails for both novice and experienced hikers.

The nearby Pacific Beaches beg to be explored. These beaches are favorites for beach combing and hiking. The beaches at La Push have long been favored places for whale watching.

Additions and improvements to the Olympic Discovery Trail will eventually provide a bike trail from Port Townsend to Forks and LA Push. Many sections are currently open and make for scenic bike rides.

The Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest temperate rain forests in the continental US is a short, scenic 45-minute drive from Forks.

Forks has three main festivals during the year. In April, Forks is host to Rainfest. This is a celebration of the arts in the community, especially quilting. In October, Forks Heritage Days gives old timers a chance to reminisce about the community’s past. They celebrate the rich heritage of logging, mill working and fishing. Heritage Days include a smoked fish and brew contest.
Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July, the largest celebration of the year, includes a parade, salmon bake, demolition derby and fireworks.

Fans of author Stephanie Meyer, visit to discover the Forks, Washington captured in the popular “Twilight” book series. The National Geographic Channel’s “Legend of Mick Dodge” has also captured the attention of the public.The Miller Tree Inn, located in downtown Forks offers an authentic upscale farmhouse experience. They are also the Twilight “experts”.

Forks Weather and Getting There

Forks, WA has a mild climate with daytime summer highs around 70 degrees and summer nighttime lows around 50. In the winter day time highs reach the mid 40’s and night time lows are mid 30s. Forks receives an average of 120 inches of rain a year. During the summer Forks averages about 2.5 inches per month.

Forks is located on the northwest tip of Washington State. Travel time from Seattle is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes and may include catching the Bainbridge Island Ferry from downtown.

Things to Do in Forks

Outdoor Activities

  • Hoh Rainforest
  • Ruby Beach
  • Rialto Beach
  • Second Beach/La Push
  • Sol Duc Falls
  • Olympic National Park
  • Olympic Loop Birding Trail

Fishing

  • Mike Z’s Guide Service
  • Larry Scott Fishing Guide
  • Piscatorial Pursuits
  • Angler’s Guide Service