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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Highway 89, Burney, CA, Burney, CA
530-335-2777
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Burney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking
Description: Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing and beautiful place. So peaceful. Took our rv there and camped. So fun. The campsites are nice and not too close to each other....the waterfalls are so gorgeous and the trail around the falls is a must do. We took our mountain bikes on the roads and biked to Lake Brittain. Nice little bach, great for kids... More

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Whakatane,New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Quite a drive from Mt. Shasta but well worth the effort.Thunder and lightning made us stick close to our car

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Cave Creek, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We booked a cabin and were thrilled. We had an accessible cabin with a double bed and a single, it comfortably slept four of us. There was a heater we didn't need to use, but no electricity. The ramp to the cabin made it easy for me to get in with my mobility scooter. The park itself is clean and... More

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Redding, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You have to go thru Reserve America to book a cabin here and when a wildfire causes unhealthy air with smoke and ash with closed roads to even get there they won't refund your money or even give you a rain check. Greedy and will never go thru them again if that means not camping at one of their parks.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just returned in July to this wonderful state park for 5 days of camping and outdoor fun. We have been coming here almost annually for the past 7 years and it never fails to provide for fun and adventure for the whole family. The rim trail around the waterfall and creek are beautiful and not too challenging. The waterfall itself... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Palo Alto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've visited famous waterfalls in Niagara and Yosemite. McArthur-Burney Falls exceeded our expectations and is now our #1 favorite. Take the short hike down the hill to the base of the falls and you'll be rewarded by spectacular scenery, cool breezes, and the feeling of peace.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have seen many waterfalls in my life, the most recent one was Victoria Falls in SA. While Victoria falls is enormous and beautiful I still think Burney Falls is more beautiful. The walk from the parking lot to the base of the falls is very easy and short. I think just about anyone could make it to the base... More

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Garland, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Burney Falls is absolutely beautiful, and the walk to the base is a fantastic experience. At the top, it was a typical, hot July day. At the base, it was delightfully cool; people were hiking, chatting, fishing and playing in the water. At a certain time of day, a rainbow plays through the bottom mist of the falls. This was... More

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Burney Falls State Park is a really nice park with falls. You can take a nice hike to the base of the falls from the parking lot. The falls themselves are 129 feet. We stopped here on our way from Shasta to Mount Lassen. It looked like a very good park for camping as well.

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