Finn Rock Logging Camp History Tour

Sat 04/15/2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finn Rock Reach


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The morning tour has filled, but we have added a second tour from 2pm-4pm.  Register HERE!

Guides: Doyles Hawks, Dave Quillin, Billie Ruth Rose, Lamar White, and Joe Rose- Former Residents of the Historic Logging Camp

Linda Quillin's 8th birthday party- Photo
Courtesy of Dave Quillin Collection

Join us as we begin our 2017 public tours season with a very special outing to the historic Finn Rock Logging Camp on our Finn Rock Reach Property with five former residents. After remaining in Rosboro's ownership for over 75 years, McKenzie River Trust purchased the 278-acre property in 2015 and 2016. The property hosts considerable ecologically valuable features including two miles of riverfront, intact floodplain forest, numerous side channels, and wetlands providing a haven for plant and animal species along the McKenzie. Finn Rock Reach also contains two key social assets: the old Finn Rock Logging Camp and the Finn Rock Boat Landing.

Established in the early 1940s by Rosboro timber company, the camp housed employees and their families as they worked on the surrounding timber lands. In later years, the camp housed community members until its demolition in the early 1980s. Some of the original infrastructure remains, however, and we look forward to hearing the stories and lessons learned from these former residents who lived and worked at Finn Rock. Dave Quillin, whose family owned the only camera in the camp, will also have his incredible photo collection on the tour.

Former Finn Rock Logging Camp circa early 1940s- Photo Courtesy of Curtis Irish Collection