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Highway 101 Openings

Update November 17, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Highway 101 north will open between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. tomorrow with a pilot car. The road will close at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow to continue clean-up efforts in hopes of opening again tomorrow afternoon.

November 17, 2021 3:15 p.m.

Highway 101 south will open to alternating traffic at 4:00 p.m. today.

Highway 101 north will open between 5:00 p.m. and dawn tomorrow with a pilot car. The road will close at dawn tomorrow to continue clean-up efforts in hopes of opening again tomorrow afternoon. There are NO sink holes along Lake Crescent. The Elwha Bridge was opened to traffic this morning.


The State moratorium on water shut-offs for non-payment ended September 30, 2021

If your water account with the City of Forks is more than two months past due, you must take immediate action to avoid disconnection of your water service.

Financial assistance may be available through the following agencies.
Serenity House of Clallam County: 360-452-7224, ext. 1
OlyCAP: 360-452-4726 or Rachel at 360-374-6193
Peninsula College (only for students currently enrolled at Peninsula College)

Please contact the Water Department no later than October 20, 2021 to inform us of any assistance you will receive. If you are not approved for assistance, or you will still have a balance owing, visit the Water Department as soon as possible to complete an Application for COVID-19 Emergency Payment Plan.

The Water Department can be reached at 360-374-5412, ext. 238.

Buopane RV and Camping SEPA MDNS

The Buonpane’s seek to develop a five arce previously forested parcel into a campground with 18 recreational vehicle (RV) spaces with full hookups (electrical, water, septic) and also 10 semi-primitive tent sites. The development would include an office building with shower facilities and an outdoor kitchen. Approximately 1,600′ of internal access compacted gravel roadways would also be created to provide internal access to the spaces and amenities being provided. In addition, a parking lot for up to ten (10) vehicles would be developed. An on-site septic system approved by Clallam County Environmental Health would be installed o address sewage/septic needs. There would be a maximum stay of 30 days at one time and no long term parking would be available.

Property has the ability to access city water, electrical provided by the PUD, and telecommunications access via CenturyLink. Further, a paved commercial approach meeting state standards would be developed for this development.

Buopane RV and Camping SEPA MDNS


Division of the existing large 50.69 acre parcel into four (4) parcels ranging from ~8.5 acres to ~18.68 acres meeting the minimum lot size of the Forks Zoning Code for “R2 – Low Density Residential.” Proponents will utilize a private driveway that has been in place for some time and has been used for recent logging activities of the above described parcel. The access, which will be a dedicated easement for ingress, egress, and utilities, comes off of Merchant Road south of the southern tip of the Forks Elks Lodge property. This easement is either 60’ wide or a matching 30’ wide easement adjacent to the eastern 30’ wide easement associated with the Thimbleberry development. A single family residence (SFR) is currently underway, as an lot may construct one SFR. However, that development will, as a result of this short plat, be associated with one of the larger of the four large lots created by this voluntary short plat. Three of the four lots created by this utilize the Calawah River as their northern boundary and are subject to the City’s Critical Areas Code, which adopted by reference the Clallam County Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) that is currently in the process of being adopted by the City. A critical areas review for this proposed land division is being done in conjunction with this application.

Further, as part of the Critical Areas Review, the owner of the not yet completed SFR in order to address violations associated with the Department of Natural Resource’s timber harvest permit, has entered into Forest Practice Conversion Landowner Agreement addressing required mitigation. That agreement has been incorporated into this approval and the Critical Areas review.


Public Hearing Notice


AUGUST 9, 2021

7:30 PM




Notice is hereby given that on August 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. the Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing to obtain input regarding the proposed six year Transportation Improvement Plan. The plan, covering 2022 – 2027, is used by local, state and federal governments to prioritize and fund transportation projects.

Written comments will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. on August 9, 2021.  Please address all comments to the Forks City Council. If you have any questions regarding the Transportation Improvement Plan, or would like to obtain a copy of the plan, please contact Paul Hampton at 360 374-5412. The plan is also available at


Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Forks will hold a public hearing on the proposed Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as it relates to the City of Forks and the Forks Urban Growth Area.

The hearing will take place at 7:30 p.m. on June 28, 2021 during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Forks City Council to be held at 500 East Division Street in Forks.

City Council Public Hearing June 2021