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Forks , Washington is a city in Clallam County with a population of 3,120. The city has relied on the local timber industry to sustain it economy. However, due to the recent declines in the timber industry, Forks has come to rely on the Clallam Bay Correctional Center and Olympic Corrections Center for its source of jobs. Forks is located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific beaches. Salmon and rainbow trout in the nearby rivers draw many people for the sport fishing. Olympic National Park is a 922,561 acre park provides all sorts of recreational activities. The park features a network of hiking trails that traverse through all of the different regions of the park. There are 73 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean which allows a unique opportunity of multi-day backpacking along the coast. Another area attraction in Forks is the Forks Timber Museum which provides a historical look into the timber industry and the tools they used for logging. This museum exhibits display local history dating back to the 1870s.

Surrounding areas: La Push, Washington (12.0 mi), Lake Ozette, Washington (15.4 mi)

Forks Vacation Rentals




Forks Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Dew Drop Inn Inc100 Fernhill RdForks, WA (888) 433-9376
Forks Motel432 FRKS Ave SForks, WA (360) 374-6243
Pacific Inn MotelFRKS Ave SForks, WA (360) 374-9400

Forks Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington has summers that are cool and comparatively dry and winters are mild, wet and cloudy. During July and August, the driest months, it is not unusual for two to four weeks to pass with only a few showers; however, in December and January, the wettest months, precipitation is frequently recorded on 20 to 25 days or more each month. Snowfall is light in the lower elevations and heavy in the mountains. During the wet season, rainfall is usually light to moderate and continuous over a period of time rather than heavy downpours for brief periods. During the latter half of the summer and early fall, the lower valleys are sometimes filled with fog or low clouds until noon, while at the same time, the higher elevations are sunny.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 33°F 16.64 in. -
February 48°F 34°F 15.48 in. -
March 52°F 35°F 13.52 in. -
April 57°F 37°F 8.96 in. -
May 62°F 42°F 6.15 in. -
June 66°F 46°F 3.82 in. -
July 70°F 49°F 2.79 in. -
August 71°F 50°F 2.76 in. -
September 68°F 46°F 4.36 in. -
October 59°F 41°F 11.07 in. -
November 48°F 37°F 17.72 in. -
December 44°F 34°F 18.46 in. -

Forks Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the William R Fairchild International airport (CLM) located about 42 miles east of Forks in Port Angeles, Washington, the Bowerman airport (HQM) located approximately 70 miles south of Forks in Hoquiam, Washington, and finally Sanderson Field (SHN) located roughly 76 miles southeast of Forks in Shelton, Washington.

Forks Attractions

 
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA105.8 mi.
 
State Parks
Bogachiel State ParkWA4.5 mi. 
Clearwater State ParkWA26.7 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA98.3 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA98.3 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA102.5 mi.


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