ForksUnited States of America

A popular base for exploring the scenic Olympic Peninsula, this small town is also famous as the setting of the popular Twilight book series.

The small city of Forks provides a great starting point from which to explore Olympic National Park. Make the most of the great outdoors with easy access to hiking and sport-fishing facilities, get familiar with local history or track down the famous locales from the Twilight book series.

Once reliant on logging and the timber industry, Forks is today a popular recreation destination. It’s located between the Olympic Mountains and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. More than 200 miles of rivers cross the area. It is the forks in those rivers that gave the town its name. Hike nearby trails through thick forest or rent a mountain bike and pedal full-speed down steep, twisting slopes.

Forks is home to a National Parks Service Recreation Information Center. Pay a visit to the center and collect any information you may need to plan your outdoor adventures, including trail recommendations, tide information and weather reports.

The town has been propelled into the spotlight in recent years thanks to the popular Twilight book series. Tour the key locations from the book or join the celebrations at the annual Stephenie Meyer Day/Bella’s Birthday Weekend, which takes place in September.

Take a break from the great outdoors and immerse yourself in local culture and history. Visit the Forks Timber Museum at the southern end of town and travel back in time to the 1870s to learn about the history of the local timber industry. The museum is housed in a building constructed in 1990 by students from Forks High School.

The Shay locomotive engine is another historical highlight. Located at the northern end of town, this steam locomotive was built in 1930 and stands as a monument to the local logging industry.

Forks is located about an hour’s drive from Port Angeles. Public transportation is available between the two cities.

Top hotels in Forks

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Forks Motel
The Forks Motel
2.5 out of 5
351 S. Forks Ave, Forks, WA
£70
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

Situated in Forks, this motel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Forks Timber Museum, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Rialto Beach and Lake Crescent. Kalaloch Public Beach is ...

4.1/5Very Good! (852 reviews)

"Property is well located and convenient. Property was clean and nicely maintained."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

The Forks Motel
Pacific Inn Motel
Pacific Inn Motel
2.5 out of 5
352 South Forks Avenue, Forks, WA
£68
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

Located in the heart of Forks, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Forks Timber Museum and 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Bogachiel State Park. Rialto Beach and Second Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (441 reviews)

"Comfortable bed, clean room. Convenient Breakfast right across the parking lot. Only Negative is the lack of breakfast being provided."…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2019

Pacific Inn Motel
The Dew Drop Inn Motel
The Dew Drop Inn Motel
2.5 out of 5
100 Fern Hill Road, Forks, WA
£75
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

Situated in Forks, this motel is 14.9 mi (23.9 km) from Rialto Beach, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Lake Crescent and Kalaloch Public Beach.

4.3/5Excellent! (348 reviews)

"Well taken care up. Updated. Large room. Only complaint is there was no type of breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019

The Dew Drop Inn Motel

Popular things to do in Forks

Ruby Beach
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Ruby Beach

5/5(1 review)

Revel in the mesmerizing scenery of dramatic and varying sea stacks rising impressively out of the ocean.

Olympic Peninsula
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Olympic Peninsula

5/5(6 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Olympic Peninsula during your travels in Forks. Stroll along the beaches or discover the area's sunsets.

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Immerse yourself in the lush, primordial environment of this carefully preserved temperate rain forest with its extraordinary range of plant and animal life.

Kalaloch Public Beach
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Kalaloch Public Beach

5/5(1 review)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Kalaloch Public Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Forks. Discover the area's sunsets and cafes.

Mount Olympus
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Mount Olympus

Explore the great outdoors at Mount Olympus, a lovely green space in Forks. Discover the area's sunsets and cafes.

Clearwater State Park
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Clearwater State Park

Explore the great outdoors at Clearwater State Park, a lovely green space in Forks. Wander the beaches and seaside in the area.

Top activities in Forks

Full-Day Olympic National Park at Quinault
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Full-Day Olympic National Park at Quinault

£274

Minimum 2 guests required to book this tour. See towering firs and dramatic draping moss laden trees as you take a trip to Washington's Olympic Peninsula and Quinault Rain Forest.

Olympic National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Day Tour
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Olympic National Park from Seattle: All-Inclusive Day Tour

£184

Though 1,100 sq. mile Olympic National Park would take a lifetime to explore, we dive deep into some of the park’s highlights on this small group day trip. Olympic National Park is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site remarkable for its ecological diversity and expansive wilderness.

Reviews of Forks

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11 Apr 2019

Very small town but good place to be a base for Olympic national park and surrounding areas