Forks, Washington is nestled between the entrance to the Calawah River valley and the confluence of the
Calawah and Bogachiel rivers. The town is located along Forks Prairie and is named after the local major
water course “forks” consisting of the Bogachiel, Calawah, and Sol Duc rivers, which converge
nearby forming the Quillayute River. A history of Forks was written by United States Supreme Court Justice
William O. Douglas for the book “A Vanishing America: The Life and Times of the Small Town”,
published in 1964.