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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
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Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.

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Stunning Park and Falls

It was a truly hot day. we set out from our hotel in Redding early for a hike and a view of the falls. It was a truly short hour drive. we found the park without a problem. the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
stuart v
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Lakeside, California
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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a truly hot day. we set out from our hotel in Redding early for a hike and a view of the falls. It was a truly short hour drive. we found the park without a problem. the signs from the highway were very helpful. Parking for the day at the park was 8.00 cheep by some park standards.... More 

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Monterey Peninsula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Burney Falls has been on my 'bucket list' and it did not disappoint. It truly is a natural wonder of California! Everything is well-marked and it was not too crowded, even on the weekend. The young girls working in the store at the grounds were Not welcoming and un-educated about their surroundings. Let them grow up and go ahead and... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The falls are magnificent. We like to hike, and there weren't many opportunities, but we took a nice walk along the outlet river from the falls. We were there in August, and it was really hot. Get there early. There is a good campground, and rental cabins in the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The falls were unique and beautiful. We were there on a hot day so did not do much hiking on the paths. One person in our party is handicapped and the park trails were not wheel chair accessible. The cost for day use at park was $16.00 because we were towing a trailer. We felt this was way to much... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes lots of hiking on this attraction. The temp was 99degrees but down by the falls it was much much cooler, it felt like the AC was on. Be sure to take a little hike on the falls loop lots of photo opps by the bridge. I didn't know you can... More 

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South Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a driving loop of Northern CA on our way to Lassen Volcanic National Park. We did not camp here. The falls are not Niagara or Multnomah but I don't doubt they're the biggest in CA and worth seeing. For $7.00 (senior rate) we enjoyed a moderately easy hike down below the falls, along the stream, and along... More 

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Alturas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, Burney Falls is a beautiful place, the falls are breathtakingly beautiful and the water a beautiful blue..renting paddle boats at the lake is also a lot of fun. We rented several cabins and campsites for a family reunion, everything was perfect...except for the park Rangers driving around every 10 minutes harassing campers for being too noisy,... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stop at the falls was just what we needed at this stage of our road trip. The loop down to the falls and up the other side was the perfect length (a little over a mile) for some exercise without a huge time commitment. And the falls were absolutely gorgeous (they have the same volume and temperature year round... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just driven into this camp site and when turning the corner to fill up our trailer with water, we drove over a shaded and unnoticeable curb with our trailer and bent the trailer axle! Totally could have been avoided. First of all, checking in took way too long about 30 minutes. Then by 5pm the tall trees shaded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another stop of our trip to show the kids sites we remember from when we were kids 40 years ago, we made a quick stop of Burney Falls to show them to the kids. There's a lot more to do here, but the short walk to the overlook point from the visitor center was sufficient before zipping off to dinner... More 

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