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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013
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travel6345 wrote a review Sep 21
San Jose170 contributions98 helpful votes
What a surprise! We stopped here before heading to Lassen Volcanic park and were really impressed with the waterfall. A view of the falls is accessible for anyone without any hiking, but I would also encourage you to walk down the steps and get closer to the falls. These falls had quite a lot of water even at the end of the summer in September. We've gotten a little picky lately visiting waterfalls, but this one rivals some of the other more famous ones and feels more like Hawaii than California. (Kind of). There is a standard State Parks fee per car to get in and the parking lot was filled after 11am when we went.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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radar60 wrote a review Sep 1
Lompoc, California572 contributions137 helpful votes
We visited this park first and foremost to go see Burney Falls. We were there on Monday morning and had no issues finding a parking spot at all. To see the falls is a short and easy stroll. The falls are stunning , absolute must see. One of the nicest Falls in CA where you can get this close. We had planned to do some fishing and paddle boarding on lake Britton but there were algae everywhere so we ended up abandoning that plan.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from CatherineCamp, Volunteer at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting. The algae returns in the late summer most years: we are sorry it interfered with your enjoying the lake. Come back again!
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csarchibald wrote a review Aug 2020
San Marcos, California4,161 contributions617 helpful votes
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I have visited waterfalls all over the U.S. and in my humble opinion this is the most beautiful falls I have seen. It is not the biggest or the tallest, but the way the water comes directly out of the wall of the cliff gives it a unique beauty. Every time I am in the area I try to visit. If you are in the area this is a Must See.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from CatherineCamp, Volunteer at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for a terrific review. We are glad you visit this special place.
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David B wrote a review Aug 2020
112 contributions16 helpful votes
We went in mid July and the waterfall was very impressive! It's just a short downhill walk from the main parking lot to get to the bottom with plenty of places to take pictures. There are trails that go around the falls and also a trail that takes you to Lake Britton. The only downside for us was that we brought our dog and dogs are not allowed on any of the trails. Other than that, a cool place to visit. There's also a general store near the falls where you can buy snacks and I think it was a $10 fee to park inside.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from CatherineCamp, Volunteer at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your visit and for your review. McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association
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twebbmd wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California84 contributions48 helpful votes
The main falls are most impressive. They reminded us of Plitvice in Croatia. The hike around the falls is well worth doing.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from CatherineCamp, Volunteer at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and for your visit! McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association
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