Forks, Twilight, and La Push

Overview

The Forks Chamber of Commerce describes their west end outpost this way: "Forks, Washington, USA, 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.

Hoh Rain Forest - Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest - Olympic National Park

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 criss-cross 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 a week, or 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." Add this natural beauty to the Twilight book and movie phenomenon, and you have fun for the whole family.

Logistics:

La Push near Forks

La Push near Forks

You can reach Forks via US Hwy 101. Highway 101 circles the Olympic Peninsula: you can drive west from Port Angeles or north from Aberdeen to reach Forks. Other "west end" attractions off Hwy 101 include Lake Quinault, the Hoh rainforest, and a variety of Pacific beaches. It takes a little over an hour to drive from Forks to Port Angeles. Clallam Transit also offers same-bus service between Forks and Port Angeles. Each bus can carry 2 bikes externally.

There is one large, fully-stocked combination grocery/sporting goods store in Forks on the south side of town.

Dining:

Forks has a small number of locally-owned, country cooking-style restaurants. A complete listing can be found at the Forks Chamber of Commerce website.

Lodging:

Forks has a variety of motels, and B&Bs. Visit the Olympic Peninsula website for the most current information. There is also camping outside the city. Visit our camping page for more details on camping opportunities.

Things to Do:

Twilight Book and Movie Sensation - Forks

Twilight Book and Movie Sensation - Forks

Everyone on the Peninsula knows that Forks is the place to see Twilight, the Hoh rainforest, dramatic beaches, fishing, boating, surfing, and hiking. Forks has excellent access to the west side of Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park has a variety of brochures and information that will help on your visit.

Forks also has a lively community with local events, a small drama theater, and festivals throughout the year. A complete list can be found at the Olympic Peninsula Website or at the Chamber of Commerce website.


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La Push near Forks Hoh Rain Forest - Part of Olympic National Park Cape Flattery - Western Most Point in the Continental USA Twilight Book and Movie Sensation - Forks Surfing on La Push Cape Flattery
Hoh Rain Forest - Olympic National Park Famous photo spot for Twilight visitors Rialto Beach woods