McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney

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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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  • If you are nearby, don't miss this wonderful park. Teddy Roosevelt called it the 8th wonder of the natural world.  more »
  • These falls are spectacular and easily accessible on a well-maintained trail that leads you to the bottom. But no need to go there if you don't want to as they are easily visible from the top. Water f...  more »
  • We visited on a quiet Monday ($8 a car) so had uninterrupted views of the Falls and also did the loop walk of 1.25 miles which was very relaxed and pleasant - some uphill. Interesting visitor centre f...  more »