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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  • My mom is visiting from Peru and lived nature. So we bundled up and took her in her walker all the way down to the base of the falls. The stairs were slow going, but totally worth it.  more »
  • If you are a friend of the nature, water falls and forrest you have to stop/stay at McArthur Burney Falls. This area is more than lovely. It is a beautiful spot for a picnic or an overnight stay or ca...  more »
  • Went here on our National Park tour - only went for an hour or so, but it was very, very beautiful. A unique waterfall and very accessible. Crowded, but that's to be expected. Definitely worth seeing!  more »

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