McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney

(4.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visited Burney Falls in the dead of winter. It was absolutely breathtaking. Not just the waterfalls by themselves, but the entire winter wonderland experience. The trail to the base of the falls was c...  more »
  • Burney Falls is a small California State Park complex centered around its namesake attraction. The interpretive Visitor's Center and store offer the usual assortment of books, shirts, cups, and other ...  more »
  • Have now been in December there in the snow and cold and us it has take your breath at this beautiful view. Close to even a Lake we could not explore this however. Driving in the summer, yet again there.
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  • One of the waterfalls that I enjoyed for it's uniqueness and an opportunity to get close.The unique part of this waterfall is unlike others, water oozes out of it from the layers of mountain as you can see in one of the pictures. I guess not many people know about this place or I was lucky to go on a perfect day with little to no crowd.
  • How did I live so many years in NorCal and not know about this gem? The waterfalls are reason enough to visit. The generously sized campsites, the cleanliness, and the creature comforts are some of the best we've experienced. Ample hiking trails (like the PCT) surrounded the park. Lake Britton offers kayaking and boating. The general store has everything you need in a pinch. I recommend bringing your bikes!
  • beautiful falls... HORRIBLE ranger lady... Samantha M is exactly the WRONG person to be greeting visitors... her snarky "I hate my job and I am going to take it out on the visitors" attitude is more suited for cleaning restrooms and cleaning toilets than greeting visitors... but alas... government employees... what can you do?
  • This place is beautiful. It is a sight like no other that I have seen so far in California. Great to go visit and admire it's beauty in nature. However, if you're planning to go hike, the trail is doable especially for beginners. This place is more about strolling through than an actual hike. I recommend everyone visits at least once in their lifetime.
  • The waterfall is pretty nice. The hike is easy but worth doing. The PCT runs through here - that's always a plus.