Finn Rock


September 7, 2012

Finn Rock

Finn Rock sign



Milepost 38.3

Named after Ben Finn, an early settler known as the “biggest liar on the McKenzie River.” One story goes he was having dinner at a friend’s house when two strangers came to the door and were invited in to join the others at the table. Ben began boasting about having killed 24 deer, 3 cougars and 6 bear the day before. One of the strangers spoke up and said, “Do you know who I am?” Ben declared no, he did not. “Well,” said the stranger, “I’m the new game warden.” “Well,” said Ben, “I’m the biggest liar on the McKenzie.” In other stories Ben presented a good case about how he was the prototype for Mark Twain’s Huck Finn. The area near the rock is now a great place to stop for a picnic. There is easy access to the river and a cafe is located here. The cafe can be accessed from the river. Another boat landing is located on the south side of the river.


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