Pimp my ride Bella Swan!
You’re looking at the two biggest attractions in Forks, WA. For some reason, a couple of old trucks parked in front of the visitor center are calling to people from all over the world. I even met a family from Holland.
Kudos to Stephenie Meyer for turning the sleepy little town of Forks into a place that is on the map.
But the real reason Forks should be remembered is because it is right next to Olympic National Park, which is quite simply awesome.
Olympic National Park has it all. Mountains, glaciers, beaches, hot springs, rain forests, wildlife and lakes. My only regret is that I don’t have a picture of Hurricane Ridge to share.
For those of you who are a bit hazy on Washington geography, Olympic National Park is on the Olympic Peninsula, which means Pacific Ocean beaches. From Edmonds, we take the Edmonds/Kingston ferry over to the Peninsula, and then start driving. The Pacific Ocean is about four hours from home.
Want to go arm-chair camping with us? Grab your bug spray and let’s go!