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Five-Forks is an unincorporated community in Calhoun County in central West Virginia. It lies along West Virginia Route 16, north of the town of Grantsville. The elevation of Five Forks is 1,106 feet. Calhoun County is home to five public parks, The Upper West Fork Park in Chloe on West Virginia Route 16, which offers free rough camping and free bluegrass music on summer Saturdays. The West Fork Park in Arnoldsburg on U.S. Route 33 hosts the annual Molasses Festival, and also has camping and a walking trail. Mt. Zion Park on West Virginia Route 16 hosts the annual Ox Roast. Calhoun County Park on West Virginia Route 16 offers hiking and bicycle trails. The latter is also home to Heritage Village, a group of historic buildings moved to the location then renovated to period history and includes a one room school house and a general store. Wayne Underwood Park in Grantsville is the countys newest park, and includes a paved walking trail, a pavilion, and picnic tables. Calhoun County hosts the annual Ramp Festival in April, the West Virginia Wood Festival in June, the Bluegrass Festival in May, another Bluegrass Festival in August. Other special events include the West Virginia Molasses Festival in September, an Octoberfest Celebration and the Hometown Country Christmas Craft show the first week of December.

Surrounding areas: Buckhannon, West Virginia (7.2 mi), Union, West Virginia (7.3 mi), Elkins, West Virginia (14.4 mi), Roanoke, West Virginia (21.7 mi), Grafton, West Virginia (23.5 mi), Fairmont, West Virginia (33.2 mi), Aurora, West Virginia (36.6 mi)

Five Forks Vacation Rentals




Five Forks Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Colonial Hotel (front Unit)24 N Kanawha StBuckhannon, WV7.1 mi.(304) 472-3000
Hampton Inn Buckhannon1 Commerce BlvdBuckhannon, WV7.2 mi.(304) 473-0900
Mid Town Motel300 Crim AveBelington, WV8.7 mi.(304) 823-2330
Super 8 Motel PhilippiPhilippi, WV10.6 mi.(304) 457-5888
Super 8 MotelPhilippi, WV10.6 mi.(304) 457-5888
Days Inn (randolph Center)1200 Harrison AveElkins, WV13.8 mi.(304) 636-8948
Best Western Of ElkinsRt 250/219 SElkins, WV14.7 mi.(304) 636-7711
Econo LodgeElkins, WV14.7 mi.(304) 636-5311
Elkins Super 8 Motel350 Beverly ParkElkins, WV14.7 mi.(304) 636-6500
Graceland Inn & Conference CTR100 Campus DrElkins, WV14.7 mi.(800) 624-3157
Holiday Inn Express-Elins50 Martin StElkins, WV14.7 mi.(304) 630-2266
Wilderness PlantationJane Lew, WV18.0 mi.(304) 884-7806
Valley View MotelMillcreek, WV19.4 mi.(304) 335-6226
Comfort InnEx 99 Of I-79 Rt 33Weston, WV19.9 mi.(304) 269-7000
Super 8 Motel12 Market PLWeston, WV19.9 mi.(304) 269-1086
Weston Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites215 Staunton DrWeston, WV19.9 mi.(304) 269-3550
Weston Motor InnWeston, WV19.9 mi.(304) 269-1975
Microtel Inn And Suites201 Conference Center WayBridgeport, WV21.1 mi.(304) 808-2000
Wingate Inn350 Conference Center WayBridgeport, WV21.1 mi.(304) 808-1000
Knights Inn1235 W Main StBridgeport, WV21.2 mi.(304) 842-7115
Ramada Inn250 Emily DrClarksburg, WV21.2 mi.(304) 623-2600
Days Inn Clarksburg112 Tolley StBridgeport, WV21.3 mi.(304) 842-7371
Sleep Inn115 Tolley DrBridgeport, WV21.3 mi.(304) 842-1919
Holiday Inn100 Lodgeville RdBridgeport, WV21.5 mi.(304) 842-5411
Stonewall Jackson Lake Lodge149 State Park TrailRoanoke, WV21.7 mi.(304) 269-7400
Town House West - New SectionClarksburg, WV23.1 mi.(304) 623-3716
Tucker Country InnParsons, WV23.3 mi.(304) 478-2100
Tygart Lake State Park LodgeRt 1 Box 260Grafton, WV23.5 mi.(304) 265-6144
Super 8 Motel-bridgeport168 Barnett Run RdBridgeport, WV23.8 mi.(304) 842-7381
Red Roof Inn Fairmont50 Middletown RdFairmont, WV29.3 mi.(304) 366-6800
Days Inn228 Middletown RdFairmont, WV29.5 mi.(304) 366-5995

Five Forks Weather & Climate

Northern West Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. July is the average warmest month, with an average high temperature of 85. The average coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 21. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to mid-April, with the most amounts falling during January and February. However, it is rare for a major snowstorm to hit this area. Rainfall is spread out fairly evenly over the entire year. Thunderstorms are frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer, and occasionally can be quite violent. Tornadoes are very rare in the state of West Virginia. The driest period tends to be during the autumn months of September and October. Spring is the most unpredictable season. It's not unusual in the springtime for a warm, sunny day to be followed immediately by a chilly, rainy day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 18°F 3.83 in. -
February 43°F 19°F 3.42 in. -
March 53°F 27°F 4.28 in. -
April 63°F 35°F 3.82 in. -
May 72°F 45°F 4.67 in. -
June 79°F 54°F 4.80 in. -
July 83°F 59°F 4.80 in. -
August 81°F 57°F 4.50 in. -
September 75°F 50°F 4.00 in. -
October 65°F 38°F 3.14 in. -
November 54°F 29°F 3.76 in. -
December 44°F 23°F 3.96 in. -

Five Forks Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located about 21 miles northwest of Five Forks in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Morgantown Municipal Walter L Bill Hart Field (MGW) located approximately 45 miles north of Five Forks in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Grant County airport (W99) located roughly 51 miles east of Five Forks in Petersburg, West Virginia, Ingalls Field (HSP) located around 74 miles south of Five Forks in Hot Springs, Virginia, and finally the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located about 75 miles north of Five Forks in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Five Forks Attractions

 
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA99.3 mi.
 
Golf Courses
EvUn Breth Golf CourseBuckhannonWV7.1 mi.
Barbour Country ClubPhilippiWV10.4 mi.
Elks Country ClubElkinsWV15.2 mi.
Deerfield Golf CourseWestonWV19.4 mi.
HideAWay Golf CourseWest MilfordWV20.9 mi.
Holly Meadows Golf CourseParsonsWV23.3 mi.
Tygart Lake Public Golf CourseGraftonWV23.6 mi.
Apple Valley Country ClubWhitehallWV28.9 mi.
Lake Floyd Golf ClubBristolWV29.4 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD55.3 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA71.1 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA71.6 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA76.7 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA101.1 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV112.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Audra State ParkWV3.2 mi. 
Tygart Lake State ParkWV19.0 mi. 
Watters Smith Memorial State ParkWV19.7 mi. 
Valley Falls State ParkWV26.6 mi. 
Holly River State ParkWV26.9 mi. 
Blackwater Falls State ParkWV33.5 mi. 
Canaan Valley State ParkWV34.4 mi. 
Pricketts Fort State ParkWV34.8 mi. 
Cathedral State ParkWV37.5 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV80.2 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA99.3 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA99.3 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH101.6 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA102.6 mi.


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