A thriving little logging town near the forks of three rivers, the Calawah, the Bogachiel, and the Soleduck. In marked contrast to the surrounding wilderness and the generally ramshackle air of many small logging settlements, the town is well planned and presents a neat appearance. Modern stores border the main street, where mackinaw-shirted loggers once scraped their calked boots along the concrete walks. In the 1940s, the town had a weekly paper, a creamery and a sawmill to supplement logging, its major industry.
The town is named for Forks Prairie.