Yucking It Up
After heavy mountain snows and warm spring rains, February 8, 2017
A Whole Park Full Of Fun
Old Style Penmanship
Some of the "hands-on" participation booths you can expect to find are:
CAMP HOSTS NEEDED!
McArthur Burney Falls Park is looking for hard-working folks who love the Park and would be willing to serve as Camp Hosts during the 2018 season, April through October. You can live in a campsite or RV site and spend time in this beautiful Park. A commitment of at least three months is requested. In return, roughly 30 hours of work a week is expected, including staffing the Visitor Center, traffic control, campground checks, processing recycling, and other projects. For more information, go to http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=911; information and application forms are available there. Call the Park office for more information, 530-335-2777.
MBFIA Board Opening
If you live in the Burney area and have an interest in serving on the MBFIA Board of Directors, please contact us with an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throwing a Tomahawk
Heritage Day 2018!
Historical crafts come alive during Heritage Day 2018 at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park on Sunday, October 7 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Youngsters’ eyes are opened to the Pioneer (circa 1870’s) lifestyle, an era before internet and smart phones. For the mature crowd, it’s an opportunity to remember stories told by ancestors and historians. For all, it is a hands-on experience with teachers dressed in period costumes and... it's loads of fun.
Among the items participants can make are candles, doll-making using native materials, branding cedar rounds and the lost art of calligraphy. Additional exhibits include blacksmithing, brand designing, rope-making, shave and curl, shingle making, two-man saw bucking, spinning and weaving, and bead-making. An age old skill beneficial to individuals using modern camp stoves is learning how-to start a campfire with flint and steel in case the camp stove fails.
Enjoy musical entertainment provided by the ever popular Ol’ Time Fiddlers while eating vittles cooked over a fire and drinking hand pressed apple cider. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the Burney Lions Club. Free parking will be coordinated by the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River and Burney Lions Club.
McArthur-Burney Falls State Park is located on Highway 89, six miles north of the intersection with State Highway 299, 11-miles northeast of Burney and 70 miles northeast of Redding. GPS coordinates: 41 00’49.88” N, 121 38’57.53” W, Elevation – 2931 feet.
The Visitor Center features nature, geology, cultural and recreational exhibits. Located just inside the park’s entrance, the center has a covered picnic shelter for families to relax and enjoy a meal or visit with friends.