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“Awesome place to spend a day”

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Burney
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Owner description: Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.
Reviewed 28 August 2011

The falls was beautiful.....small but breath taking
The hike around the falls is a good workout....getting to the water needs climbing over small rocks, as there is no direct access....we enjoyed a great deal.

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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Another difficult to admit late excursion, this time to McArthur-Burney Falls, after living in this unbelievable State of California for decades!

We ventured to this "destination" State Park to explore what appeared from photos to be a beautiful setting with spectacular waterfalls. The experience exceeded our expectations by a 100X. The picturesque falls spill into Burney Creek which flows to an expansive cove and on into man-made Lake Britton. The falls are simply spellbinding, viewable from all sides by traversing the Fall Loop Trail.

For an idyllic visit, enter the park in the am and park in the lot by the lake and the lower picnic grounds. Rent a kayak from the on-site concessionaire for a one hour shoreline tour around the "cove" area of the lake. Then hike the scenic, 1.5 mile each way, Falls Trail along the densely forested shoreline to Burney Falls. If you are so inclined at the halfway point there is a bench at waters edge adjacent to the bank where you can safely dive or jump into the water from about 8-10 feet high. Cross the bridge and take the "loop" portion of the trail which circles the falls. You will see the falls from all angles. Then as a finale balance your way over a short distance of lava rocks to water's edge at the base of the falls. Hear the roaring sounds and see/feel the mist rising from the cascades. Say adieu, hike (more stroll) back to the lot and enjoy your fancy picnic lunch. Just fabulous!

We do not camp. But the campsites appear very spacious in this forested setting. You can bring your powerboat for tubing, wake boarding and/or water skiing. Fishing in the surrounding creeks should offer up some trout. The warmer lake waters offer crappie and bass. The golf course in Fall River is a real gem for value (price) and conditioning with tee boxes to accommodate all levels. PLUS Lassen National Park is only 30 miles away.

So the cliché, Better Late Than Never, holds true again. Do not put off seeing this California treasure. You will not be disappointed!


FYI - We enjoyed the beauty of these falls so much, we enlarged one of our many photos for framing and display in our "tropical" room.

6  Thank StrandsDanville
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

My Wife and I have gone to MB st park 5 years in a row on our anniversary. It is in August and is hot. We love this place. We always stay in campsites 18-21 or so and they are huge and fairly private. You need to do some research to find the best campsites and book in ADVANCE 6 months or so to get the best sites. We bring our boat and I fish at lake Britton. I also fish at nearby lakes and streams in the area and kill em! The falls are gorgeous!
We have met some real cool people here and will continue to make the trip from Eugene,Or every year. This place Rocks!

2  Thank JcDuck
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

With family and 3 teenagers stayed at McCloud and went to McArthur-Burney; Lower Falls; Middle Falls; and Lower Falls. They were fantastic falls and the water was great for diving. McCloud Dance RV park had beautiful grass and no mosquitoes. The restrooms and showers were clean. We have been here before but this was the best.

1  Thank kdb5327
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

We were up to see Lassen, and while at dinner one night in Redding, our waitress said, "Lassen's nice - but make sure you take time to see Burney Falls." Everyone one should! The falls are amazing (you can't get the full beauty and impression from pictures!) with part of the falls coming from a stream and part from underground springs. A mile from the falls is a beautiful Lake - so much to do! We've pledged to go back next year.

3  Thank Carole K
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