Finnegan's Point

White tent structure and people sitting at base of tree
Hikers take a break at Finnegan's Point campground.

NPS photo/S. Millard

Finnegan's Point is the first campground on the trail starting at the U.S. trailhead. It is located near the Taiya River. On clear days you can see the Irene glacier, a hanging glacier, across the river from the campground. Warming shelter and bear boxes are located very close to the trail. Outhouse and tent platforms are up the hill from the warming shelter.

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Country: United States
Mile marker: 5

Kilometer marker: 8
Site elevation: 249 ft

Campsites: 6 sites, wooden tent platforms. Platforms are 10ft x 10ft and can be used for multiple tents.

Warming shelter: 1 canvas walled tent with wood burning stove

Food storage: bear boxes, this campground also has one bear pole.

Toilet: 1 pit style outhouse

Water source: Taiya River located close to the warming shelter

Grey water disposal: pack out all food scraps, dispose of grey water into fast moving water to practice Leave No Trace

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Last updated: March 14, 2019

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