We welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in the McArthur ~ Burney Falls Memorial State Park, commonly referred to as Burney Falls Park.  Here you will be introduced not only to our spectacular park, but also to Ahjumawi State Park and Castle Crags State Park.  We will talk about what to do while visiting or staying at the park, nearby attractions, park activities, news and events, and our new visitors center and gift shop.  We'll discuss the McArthur-Burney Falls Interpetive Association and Friends of the Falls, and we will provide you with links to other parks, similar organizations and area attractions.  Come and visit with us... We don't bite, but the fish do!!!

The lake is formed by a hydroelectric dam and is filled by the Pit River, Cayton Creek, Clark Creek, Hat Creek, and Burney Creek.  It sports a wide variety of bass and trout. 

Welcome to

BurneyFallsPark.org

The Official Website of the McArthur ~ Burney Falls Interpretive Association

Full Reopening of the Park Has Not Been Determined as of April 24, 2021


Welcome To The 2021 Operating Year

Update (Jan. 28, 2021) – State Parks is reopening campground sites for existing reservation holders. The department will be using a phased approach to reopen other campground sites for new reservations, starting January 28. The public is advised that not all campground sites will reopen to the public and group campsites remain closed. Day use outdoor areas of park units currently open to the public remain open. It is critical for all to recreate responsibly in the outdoors as the pandemic is far from over. Lastly, all visitors are strongly encouraged to protect themselves and their loved ones by properly planning their outdoor experience.

As a reminder, Californians are encouraged to avoid road trips and stay close to home, maintain physical distancing, wear a face covering when a physical distance of six feet cannot be maintained from others, and avoid congregating. Everyone has the responsibility to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.

Here are some additional guidelines for locals visiting McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

What is open now?

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is open for day-use and limited first come first serve camping.   
To make a reservation for 2021, visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com or call 800-444-7275. As of January 4, 2021, it is not known when overnight stays will fully resume for camping, cabin and RV use.  For more information about camping visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.  We do not allow early registration prior to 2 p.m.


Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:

Stay Safer at 6 Feet: No matter the recreational activity, maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. No more than three households in a group is permitted. Mixing between group gatherings, large gatherings or parties is not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people to allow for the required physical distance.
Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash. Restrooms will be temporarily closed in order to keep up with cleaning schedules.
Stay Covered: The state requires you to wear a face covering when you cannot maintain physical distancing of six feet or more. For details, please visit www.covid19.ca.gov.
Statewide, California State Parks continues to work with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved. However, the situation remains fluid and park operations can change at any time. The need for Californians to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the outdoors remains critical.

The falls can be accessed directly from the parking area or through several trails leading to either side, upper or lower views of the endless cascade of descending water. 

Lake Britton

The Main Attraction