McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney

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#57 of 399 in Nature in California
McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park is the second oldest state park in the California State Parks system, located approximately 6mi north of Burney, California. The park offers camping, fishing, watersports, hiking and horseback riding facilities. The park is mainly known for the waterfall, Burney Falls, at the entrance of the park. Wildlife in the park includes bass, trout, Steller's jay, squirrels, woodpeckers, deer, and on rare occasion, black bear.GeologyThe park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with 910acre of forest and 5mi of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton.The park's centerpiece is the 129ft Burney Falls. Burney Creek originates from the park's underground springs, with additional water coming from springs, which join the creek to create a mist-filled basin. Below the falls, the creek flows into Lake Britton.
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  • i take a fishing trip to the hat creek area twice a year and usually take some time to visit burney falls state park . . . it is stunningly beautiful and a place i never grow tired of visiting . . . f...  more »
  • It was a slightly misty, rainy day and still worth visiting. We only saw two other people the hour we were there. The falls are truly breathtaking. The volcanic rocks and various vegetation are facina...  more »
  • I have recently spent time in Burney hiking the trails. The state park is amazing and worth the trip to see the falls. Take a sack lunch and enjoy the surroundings.  more »

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