An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Washinton
Forks was named after the forks in several nearby rivers - the Quillayute, Bogachiel, Calawah and Sol Duc. Native Americans lived in the area before Europeans became interested in the timber. The town was incorporated in 1945 and it's principal source of jobs was logging. As the timber industry has reduced it's operations in the area, residents have increasingly looked to nearby correction centers for employment. Tourism in the nearby Olympic National Park and fishing in nearby streams also provides some tourist related job opportunities. Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series of books used Forks as an important setting as do the movies based on the Meyer books. Tourism has increased dramatically since the Twilight books were published and virtually every business in town has signage reflecting Twilight themes.
Welcome to Forks
Logging Capital of the World
This Sitka Spruce log came from a tree with was 11" 8" in diameter,
or 37' 1" in circumference, and 256' tall. The tree was already 259 years
old in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Sitka Spuces is native to the fog belt of North America's West Coast.
Forks Lions 1977