McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney

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McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park is the second oldest state park in the California State Parks system, located approximately 6mi north of Burney, California. The park offers camping, fishing, watersports, hiking and horseback riding facilities. The park is mainly known for the waterfall, Burney Falls, at the entrance of the park. Wildlife in the park includes bass, trout, Steller's jay, squirrels, woodpeckers, deer, and on rare occasion, black bear.
The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with 910acre of forest and 5mi of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton.
The park's centerpiece is the 129ft Burney Falls. Burney Creek originates from the park's underground springs, with additional water coming from springs, which join the creek to create a mist-filled basin. Below the falls, the creek flows into Lake Britton.
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  • This is a peaceful, pine tree shaded, park. Wildlife abounds with squirrels, blue jays (as well as other kinds of birds), deer, and marmots. It is just 11 miles to the all-services town of Burney, CA,...  more »
  • The 129' waterfall is the main attraction and it is certainly lovely- over a million gallons of spring water flow over it everyday. The falls can be viewed from an overlook next to the parking area th...  more »

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