Park Status as of October 16, 2022

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 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 camping only.  To make a reservation for 2023, visit after January 1, 2023 or call 800-444-7275. For more information about camping visit 
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.

Attention Visitors:
Note: The park cannot admit entrance to vehicles over 32 feet for day-use or camping.  Additionally, only a limited number of oversized vehicles (less than 32 feet in length) will be admitted into park.  Oversized vehicles will only be allowed to park in the Lake Britton parking lot (approximately 1.5 miles walk to the falls) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park entrance kiosk only accepts cash payment between Mid-September and Mid-May.  Please bring small bills to pay-by-envelope at the entrance kiosk. An ATM machine is available. 

  • Park Day-Use Fee - $10 Per Vehicle
  • Overnight Camping - $35 Per Night (Includes One Vehicle).
  • Additional Overnight Camping Vehicles - $10 Per night.

Notice of Trail Closures:
Until further notice, the Burney Creek Trail from the intersection of the Falls Loop Trail at Rainbow Bridge north to the intersection of the Rim Trail is closed due to significant erosion from storm damage. To access the Lake Britton picnic area by trail, please use the Rim Trail.
Until further notice, the PSEA Trail from the intersection of the Falls Loop Trail at Rainbow Bridge north to the PSEA Camp is closed due to significant erosion from storm damage.
The Falls Loop Trail, which encircles Burney Falls, is open.
Please obey the trail closed signs. The warnings are for your safety and to prevent further trail damage. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Lake Britton

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

The Official Website of the McArthur ~ Burney Falls Interpretive Association

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. 

The Main Attraction