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The McArthur ~ Burney Falls Interpretive Association was originally known as the "Friends of the Falls," a group of individuals interested in preserving the pristine beauty of the Park and promoting its many attributes to the world community. 

Albaugh Ranch Guest House

Best Valley Hardware

Burney Falls Lodging

Burney Falls Trailer Resort

Burney Lions Club

California Properties

Coldwell Banker Intermountain Realty

Crumbs Restaurant

David Winningham Insurance Agency

Eagle Eye's Kayak Guide

Fall River Garden & Flowers

Fall River Hotel

Fall River Real Estate

Fall River Theater

Hal & Kathy's Cookhouse

Hat Creek Hereford Ranch, RV Park & Campground

High Country Real Estate

Hovis Hardware

Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation

Intermountain News

Mt. Burney Coffee Company

Mt. Burney Theater

Mt. Burney Towing

Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce

Pit River Casino

Rotary Club of Burney

Mission Statement

Friends of Burney Falls and Friends of Castle Crags are the two programs of the McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association. We provide education and interpretation at McArthur Burney Falls State Park and Castle Crags State Park. Our programs highlight each Park's natural and cultural elements. Burney Falls offers hiking trails, flora and fauna, camping, cabins and Lake Britton. Castle Crags offers easy to strenuous hikes, spectacular Cascade views, world-class fishing, and camping More About Us Funds donated support Interpretive and educational activities, including guided hikes, Junior Ranger programs, campfire and craft activities, sing-alongs and group games. At Burney Falls, our renovated Visitor Center provides information about the geology, flora and fauna, cultural history and recreational opportunities in the park and the surrounding area. Our annual Heritage Day celebration in October offers weaving, cross-cut sawing, branding, candle-making, knife and tomahawk throwing, pine-doll making, apple cider pressing and Dutch Oven cooking. Mountain Men and old-time fiddlers provide historical entertainment. The park has instituted a birding program, that includes guided bird identification walks, loaner binoculars plus a library of information. In addition, we have supported new native plants around the Visitor Center, with information about the plantings available for visitors. At Castle Crags, funds support campfire presentations, adventure day packs for visiting kids and families, and improved interpretive trail guide and visitor information.

Advertisers in the 2017 Visitors Guide

Yes, Please Add Me as a "Friend of the Falls"

2017 Individual Contributions

Friends of the Falls

Would You Like to Donate a Park Table or Bench to Commemorate Your Family, Organization or Some Memorable Event?

Special Contributions

Frontier Communications (Wi-Fi)

Meghan Case -Kelly's Wish Foundation (Canoe Program)

DeLong-Sweet Family Foundation (Visitor Center)

Intermountain News (Printing, Publishing)

Lions Club Auxiliary

Bryan, Leslie & Brayden Ashby ~ Commemorating 38 years visiting McArthur~Burney Falls State Park


James & Lisa Bennett ~ In honor of the Bennett Family


Nancy Chapin ~ For over 50 years visiting McArthur~ Burney Falls State Park


The Coughlin Family ~ In memory of Robert Vajretti who started the tradition of this family vacation at Burney Falls 37 years ago


Tom & Diana Gomez ~ Commemorating 39 years visiting McArthur~Burney Falls State Park


Kelly's Wishes Foundation ~ In honor of Kelly Case Moulton


Lori & John McKay ~ Commemorating 50 years visiting McArthur~Burney Falls State Park & in honor of Park Aide Renee Mee


Valerie Richardson ~ In memory of Wayne Tucker


Stefenoni Family ~ In memory of Sandy Stefenoni


Jim & Jennise Towle ~ In memory of Sandy Stefenoni and the 39 years coming to McArthur~Burney Falls


Thomas J. and Jill Marston Van Aken Family Trust ~ Commemorating 54 years visiting McArthur~Burney Falls State Park


Mike & Vicki Vitale & Jean, Trevor and Ethan Lee ~ Commemorating 25 years visiting McArthur ~ Burney Falls State Park


Vicki & Mike Vitale ~ In memory of Scott Lunger

One special category of Friends of the Falls is the tremendous volunteer camp hosts.  These individuals sell firewood, sort recycling, staff the Visitor Center, collect shower money, and most importantly, provide welcome and information to campers and day visitors to the Park.  We could not manage the Park so well without their dedication, talent and love of the Park.  Please stop by and give them your thanks and support.


Commemorative Donations

In order to provide funding for the continuing projects of the MBFIA and to support the California Department of Parks in the protection, preservation and promotion of the Park, the MBFIA has re-established "Friends of the Falls" as a way to recognize those individuals and companies who donate and contribute to our efforts. 

We are also sending periodic Emails and updates regarding the Association, Friends of the Falls Activities and special events.  If you would like to be added to our contact list please fill out and submit the form at right:

Dawn Bieser

Mike & Margie Boyle

Bill & Catherine Camp

Bill Campbell
Cameron & Pam Case

Fran Collier

Ray Dismule

Catherine Doo

Aaron Fleenor

Corey & Christina Kinsbury

Margaret Love

Marcella McCann

Sandra Moulton

Jim & Suzie Muscarella

Patricia Pell

Susan Peterson

Chad Scott
Ellen Sugg

Jeffrey Stone

Jaclyn White

Connie Ward