Libraries, schools, colleges, and other centers of learning.
North Olympic Library System
The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System is located at 171 S. Forks Ave. and is part of an integrated network of libraries throughout Clallam County. Stop in and browse the shelves, periodicals, children’s and youth sections, or have a seat in one of several cozy seating areas and get lost in a good book. See more information and current hours at the NOLS website.
Quillayute Valley School District
Forks is served by the Quillayute Valley School District #402 which consists of Forks Elementary School, Forks Intermediate School, Forks Junior High School, and Forks High School, as well as the online Insight program, Home School Plus+ (QVSD’s parent-partner program), and Forks Alternative School.
Peninsula College in Forks
Olympic Natural Resources Center
The Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC) in Forks is an extension of University of Washington, located at the edge of town in a lush forest setting. They provide scientific information to address critical issues and solve problems concerning forestry and marine sciences in the region. ONRC also serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary and collaborative work, bringing together expertise from forest resources and ocean and fishery sciences. By integrating research with education and outreach, it unites researchers, students, professionals, and the public. Visit their website for more information.
One of the many services they offer to the community is an ongoing series of evening talks available to the public on a variety of ecological topics. Click here for the current schedule.
Health Care & Well-being
Hospitals and health care facilities, community support centers
Forks Community Hospital
Clallam County Hospital District #1 is a public hospital district serving the residents of west Clallam and Jefferson Counties on the Olympic Peninsula. The Hospital District includes Forks Community Hospital, the Bogachiel Medical Clinic and Women’s Health, Clallam Bay Clinic (serving Clallam Bay, Sekiu, and Neah Bay), West End Outreach Services facility (offering mental health, chemical dependency, and family support) and the Forks Ambulance Service. Click here for a map to the hospital.
Forks Abuse Program
No one should have to live with violence. The Forks Abuse Program is organized to provide shelter, advocacy-based counseling, and preventative services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Explore their site to see what other services they provide, and for volunteering opportunities.
The Caring Place
The Caring Place is a pregnancy resource center serving the city of Forks and surrounding areas. Various classes are available, appointments can be scheduled, and home or hospital visits are provided. Pregnancy tests and peer counseling, Mommy & Me classes, gently used baby clothes, and so much more. See our Facebook page for current events.
Concerned Citizens handles a wide variety of social services on the West End and throughout neighboring counties. Forks is the hub of the agency, and houses the Teen & Family Center, Childcare/Preschool Sunshine & Rainbows, and an Adult Family Home. They also provide support services, such as employment support, aid for those with developmental and other disabilities, early intervention, supervised visits, and more. Adult Education is contracted through the facility, on topics such as Home Care Fundamentals, Basic STARS for childcare, CPR, First Aid and HIV/ AIDS, and Developmental Therapy. Visit their website for more info and contact info/hours.
The Great Outdoors
Trails, hiking, national and state parks
Please be advised that access to some areas may require a Discover Pass or a Forest Services Interagency Pass.
Bogachiel State Park
Bogachiel State Park boasts 123 acres of lush forest and the winding Bogachiel River. Campgrounds, restrooms, day-use picnic facilities, and a 1-mile hiking trail.
Chamber of Commerce's List of Must-See Places
A handy list of informational maps and printouts for local activities and hikes curated by the Forks Chamber of Commerce. Get them here, or stop in the Visitor Center for printed copies to take with you as you explore.