Doll Making

A Whole Park Full Of Fun

Ryan Rzab's Run: The Results!

Creating Memories



Old Style Penmanship

Wagon Rides


Help Wanted

Park Aides
McArthur Burney Falls Park is looking for three Visitor Services Park Aides for the summer season starting in mid-April.  Be the primary point of contact for park visitors.  Working primarily at the main gate,  collect fees and register campers.  Associated paperwork.  Maintain cleanliness of inside and outside of entry station and landscaping.  Provide park information, explain park rules and give directions to park facilities and surrounding area.  Must be willing to work evenings, weekend and holidays.
, click on "jobs" and go to "seasonal and part-time," 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: 


Rope Making

Throwing a Tomahawk

Camp Hosts Needed: It's Not Too Late!
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.  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, Contact:

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.  

Some of the "hands-on" participation booths you can expect to find are: 

  • Candlemaking
  • Branding
  • Saw Bucking
  • Blacksmith Exhibits
  • Pine Doll Making
  • Bead making
  • Ol' Time Fiddlers
  • Apple Squeeze
  • Mountain Men
  • Spinners/Weavers
  • Rope Making
  • Shingle Splitting

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.

Apple Press



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State Park Peace Officer Ryan Rzab, stationed at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park, participated as a runner for the California Parks Hospitality Association March 17th and 18th in the historical annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race.  The non-profit event serves to encourage physical fitness, camaraderie and a spirit of understanding among staff from a variety of agencies. 

The results are in: with 275 teams participating, Ryan's team ran in 9th place.  The MBFIA and Friends of the Falls congratulate him for his excellent representation of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park! 


Yucking It Up

Buck Sawing

Day Dreaming

Smell Lunch?


Ryan's smiling face can be seen around the park, most usually in uniform.  His friendly and helpful nature endear him to park employees and visitors alike.   We're pulling for his team to bring home the gold!

Black Smithing

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