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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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Address: Highway 89, Burney, CA, Burney, CA
Phone Number: 530-335-2777

Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.

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Great time!

We stayed here for 3 days and enjoyed the views, the trails and the lake! Kids loved riding their bikes and having their freedom too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cristine A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days and enjoyed the views, the trails and the lake! Kids loved riding their bikes and having their freedom too!

Thank Cristine A
Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Falls are spectacular and nicely cooling. Our visit was in July and very hot. Our only reprieve from the heat was a walk to the falls or a drive into the town of Burney for an orange freeze at a great little stand. We also, drove to Lassen National Park ,which was much cooler even though it wasn't that... More 

Thank djlowe1
La Parguera, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can site-see your way across the state, but it would be hard to find a vista to surpass the beauty of Burney Falls, a spectacular waterfall almost in my backyard. We have heard of Burney Falls forever, and I can't believe it's taken this long to witness it first hand. It's only an hour outside Redding. Not crowded by... More 

Thank Joan N
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is just 10 minutes from the little town of Burney, but otherwise it's not really close to much of anything. However, it was well worth the trip to see this beautiful waterfall. Drive through the gate ($8.00 per car) right to the parking lot and it is just a very short, level walk to the waterfall. Unlike Yosemite... More 

Thank Dottie77
Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arriving, we drove to the parking area to walk down to the viewing area of the falls. Beautiful view and so serene. However, I am disabled and unable to make the walk down to the falls themselves. So I was disappointed. Also the Hidden Falls were by boat and a long and strenuous hike in to see them and... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring a bathing suit, I didn't know it was accessible and was jealous of the people who were bathing in the falls lagoon. The falls are gorgeous, even on a very crowded day.

Thank Atalanta8
San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this state park. The Berney Falls is amazing. So relax. Hiking is easy for people all the ages. Will plan a camping trip herein the future. Remember to get to the entrance as early as possible if you plan the one day trip due to the parking spot limitation. $8 for entrance fee. Worth it and for the support... More 

Thank Grace C
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Take your camera and take your time. This is an amazing experience. My husband fished the base of the falls and this is a barbless area. Make sure you read the regulations. But take your rod and reel. Just beautiful.

Thank Deanna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to reviewers on Trip Advisor! I never knew this place existed before I saw it here. The falls are beautiful and unique! There is a hike to the base of the falls that is quite steep, but there is a small easy hike to the look out. If you get too warm after your hike, get an ice... More 

Thank 50statestraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many waterfalls and this is by far the most spectacular one I have seen. Def. Must see.

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