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The Official Website of the McArthur ~ Burney Falls Interpretive Association

Park Status Update as of June 21st


Welcome To The 2021 Operating Year

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be dynamic and fluid. As such, information on this webpage may change. Prior to visiting us, please check the official Park Website at www.parks.ca.gov again right before you visit the park to find out if new guidelines are in place.  Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.

What is open now?
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is open for day-use and reservation camping only.  To make a reservation for 2021, visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com or call 800-444-7275. For more information about camping visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.  We do not allow early-check in or registration prior to 2 p.m.  Early arrivals are subject to Day-Use fees.
What is currently closed?
Visitor center and tours.
Are there any new visitor guidelines?

COVID-19 Guidelines - (June 21, 2021)
Recreate Responsibly. Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:
Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick
Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
Be COVID-19 Safe – State Parks continues to follow guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health:

Fully Vaccinated Persons: Face coverings are not required in public outdoor settings. For indoor public settings, such as museums and visitor centers, all vaccinated individuals are to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.
Unvaccinated Persons: Face coverings are required in indoor public settings such as museums and visitor centers.

Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.


The Main Attraction

SMOKE ALERT, July 19, 2021:Smoke impacts at the Park from northern California and southern Oregon fires have been minimal up to this point. However, as of today, smoke from the Dixie Fire about 50 air miles south of the Park has begun to infiltrate the Burney Basin. It is anticipated that smoke impacts will fluctuate over the next several days. While the Park will remain open, those with allergies should consider postponing their visits until a better time.  

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. 

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!!!

 NOTICE!  NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED IN THE     PARK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO         EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

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.