About This Place
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The population was 3,532 at the 2010 census. It is named after the forks in the nearby Quillayute, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Sol Duc rivers.
For many years, the city's economy was fueled by the local timber industry. With recent declines in the industry, however, Forks has had to rely on the nearby Clallam Bay Corrections Center and Olympic Corrections Center as a source of jobs. Forks is a popular destination for sport fishers who fish for salmon and rainbow trout in nearby rivers. It is also supported by visitors to Olympic National Park. In recent years, the city has gained popularity for being a key setting in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.
Forks was officially incorporated on August 28, 1945 following an election of the constituents who would become its first town members.