is the longest published website regarding Finnon!

Welcome to Finnon Lake

We've been gone for a few months due to a website hack.  We're revamping, but please start looking.

(photo ©

2019 started out as a good year


but then we received the dreaded Google red page.  That meant someone hacked into the website.  Over the past 6 months we reached out to our web hosting company, our web design company, to Google, to forum research and on and on to see what could be done. The amount of information provided to Google was tremendous, mostly their online forms, in emails, and written letters.  The end result is that we finally had the 'red page' removed and that means we can now update the website.

So please check back as we return the historical information, photos, and helpful links to the website.  We'll reminisce about the dam's replacement, water levels over the years, and our missed but not forgotten long time 'resident' Pinocchio.  Somewhere we'll squeeze in camping information as well,  things to do in the area, some history about dam reconstruction and area history as well. 

High water, 2017; ©

High water, 2017; ©

Pinocchio, longest resident at Finnon Lake.

First things first

Over the ten plus years this website

has been published we always acknowledged our four legged friend - Pinocchio.  An old feral horse, possibly a rescue from the BLM, abandoned decades ago by some uncaring human.  Pinocchio finally made Finnon Lake his home.  Twenty years ago a neighbor to the Finnon Lake property asked their permission to build a small stall for Pinocchio, a name that no one knows how he acquired it.  When new tenants purchased the 'next to Finnon' property they took it upon themselves to keep an eye on the old fella and fed, and watered, him daily for almost 13 years.  Always, and wisely, shy of humans Pinocchio never came closer than an arms length away.  He was a constant at the lake, and dubbed the lake's longest tenant.  He passed away in April of 2019.  His age was estimated to be near 35 years old, which in human terms made him right around 100.  Greener pastures to you, old guy, greener pastures!                       (photo above ©    

OK - enough reminiscing

how about some directions?  Where is Finnon Lake, how do you get there, what's there when you do arrive.

Where is Finnon?