McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney

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#58 of 403 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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  • August 14, 2017
    We are a family of three from PA who enjoyed a 2-week trip around Northern CA in July 2017. Burney Falls was absolutely one of our most favorite of all the places we visited!! We simply couldn't get e...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    State very friendly, family park with lots of things to do (walks, swimming, boat, camping...)
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  • August 9, 2017
    There is no way you can go to Burney Falls and not be impressed. I have been here several times, and never fail to be awed by the power and beuaty of this wonderous area. Off season is best to visit.....  more »

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