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The Park is open for limited camping and facilities during the winter months.
The Park has a General Store, Visitor Center & Gift Shop, marina, boat rentals, cabin rentals, available firewood, recycling, RV-sanitation facilities, restrooms, showers, and Wi-Fi. Park activities include: Dutch-oven cooking; hiking, (the Pacific Crest Trail runs through the Park); canoeing; horseback riding; camping; fishing; picnics; and special events. Visitors also receive a Park Visitors Guide and brochure providing additional information.
During the major season, the Park provides an Interpretive Specialist, who assists in the identification of local wildflowers and wildlife, and conducts camp programs and tours. For further information, contact the Visitors Center at (530) 335-2777.
Burney Falls was named after pioneer settler Samuel Burney who lived in the area in the 1850s. The McArthur Family were pioneer settlers who arrived in the late 19th century. Descendants of both were responsible for saving the waterfall and nearby land from development, purchasing the property and presenting it as a gift to the state in the 1920s.
McArhur ~ Burney Falls Park was the second park to become part of the California State Park System, in 1926.
Trail Status as of May 20, 2017:
Falls Loop Trail (front) - Open
Falls Loop Trail (back) - Closed Due to Storm Damage
Pioneer Cemetary Trail - Open
Headwaters Trail - Open
Lake Trail - Closed Due to Storm Damage
On a warm summer day, the mist is refreshing.
McArthur ~ Burney Falls Park is located in the foothills of the Cascades and Modoc Plateau between statuesque Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. The 129-foot scenic falls is ranked among the best in California and the park is situated within easy driving distance of some of the most spectacular natural settings to be found anywhere in the United States. The nearby availability of a wide-variety of activities--- golf, hunting, shooting, fishing, boating, birding, hiking, horseback riding, photography, history and more... make the park the perfect place to spend not only a brief visit, but also an extended vacation. You will find lodging and restaurants in the vicinity or you can camp out at the park in a park RV spot, campground or cabin.
Marlon Sloan, Interptretive Specialist