The Far North Sights

McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park

  • 24898 Hwy. 89 Map It
  • Burney
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Just inside the park's southern boundary, Burney Creek wells up from the ground and divides into two falls that cascade over a 129-foot cliff into a pool below. Countless ribbonlike streams pour from hidden moss-covered crevices; resident bald eagles are frequently seen soaring overhead. You can walk a self-guided nature trail that descends to the foot of the falls, which Theodore Roosevelt—according to legend—called "the eighth wonder of the world." On warm days, swim at Lake Britton; lounge on the beach; rent motorboats, paddleboats, and canoes; or relax at one of the campsites or picnic areas. The camp store is open from mid-April to mid-October.

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24898 Hwy. 89, 6 miles north of Hwy. 299, Burney, California, 96013, United States

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  • $8 per vehicle, day use

Published 11/12/2015


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