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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  • Burney falls was on our list of must does on our latest road trip, and the whole of the park did not disappoint. The falls were magnificent. We took the hike around the falls then drove down to the la...  more »
  • This is a grand site. I went there on a cold rainy day. (take your umbrellas). there are plenty of restrooms inside the park. A trail will take you down to the falls. It is beautiful. Walk back up and...  more »
  • The only thing to compare is Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. If you don't want to travel that far, just come here! The falls are absolutely worth the drive and the $8 price of admission. Easy access to fal...  more »
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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.