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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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Address: Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013
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Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.

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Large Falls - Easy (EASY) Hike

If you like waterfalls, this one will not disappoint. It is easy drive from Redding, and you park super close to the top of falls. Great for taking small kids or if you just like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like waterfalls, this one will not disappoint. It is easy drive from Redding, and you park super close to the top of falls. Great for taking small kids or if you just like spectacular falls. There is an $8 car fee to get in. There is a mile hike around the falls. It's a decent walk, but you... More 

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your rating and review of the Park's beautiful falls. Indeed, the walk around the falls is worth the trip, and the falls themselves very visible for those who don't walk. We're glad you visited. McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a worth a visit. Amazing waterfall and very scenic. Looks even beautiful than the pictures here

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your rating and review. It is a beautiful place, and is especially spectacular in this very wet winter. McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Burney Falls are really beautiful. We visited the falls in late spring. Enjoy the nature and it's true beauty.

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your rating. The falls are even more full in this wet winter! McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Sacramento, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited Burney Falls in the dead of winter. It was absolutely breathtaking. Not just the waterfalls by themselves, but the entire winter wonderland experience. The trail to the base of the falls was completely frozen and treacherous! Thankfully, there was a handrail to hang on as we literally slid down the trail. Once at the base, the mist from the... More 

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

What a great review! This very wet winter has indeed created a wonderland; come back again. Thanks. McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Cool, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Burney Falls is a small California State Park complex centered around its namesake attraction. The interpretive Visitor's Center and store offer the usual assortment of books, shirts, cups, and other items. The detailed film about the area is worth seeing at the VC. There are two parking areas for the hike to the falls, one near the Visitor's Center and... More 

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

We appreciate your comprehensive review. Tthe Visitor Center and store are closed for the season. The Visitor Center will open early in March. The falls are especially spectacular this wet year, so come back often! McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Antioch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I must tell you go to Burney Falls it is a must see place,it is so beautiful,I have been there in all four seasons and each one has its own special beauty,I now live in Fall River Mills,so when friends come to visit I take them there and they all just love it !!!! Peace

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, We agree that each season has its special benefits. The quiet of winter is a lovely time to visit. McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Blackpool, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Burney falls was on our list of must does on our latest road trip, and the whole of the park did not disappoint. The falls were magnificent. We took the hike around the falls then drove down to the lake - it was so peaceful and we saw quite a few deer just wandering around. We were the only people... More 

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your terrific review of the Park. These off-season months are a special time, both for the wildlife and for visitors. Thanks for visiting and come back! McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a grand site. I went there on a cold rainy day. (take your umbrellas). there are plenty of restrooms inside the park. A trail will take you down to the falls. It is beautiful. Walk back up and you can sit on a camping table and have your food. there was also a park store (which was closed).... More 

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good visit to these beautiful falls. It is a quiet place in these off-season times. Thank you for your review. McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The only thing to compare is Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. If you don't want to travel that far, just come here! The falls are absolutely worth the drive and the $8 price of admission. Easy access to falls views both from above and at the base. I loved the placards with information about the falls and native species- so cool... More 

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

We are grateful for your review. The geology in our part of the world is fascinating and the falls lovely. Mcarthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

the falls is a beauty at a remote location near redding. water is very cool and clean. this is a best location for a hiker. the trail is in the form of a loop around the falls. the falls is beautiful and had number of visitors even november, when it is snowing, visit is must for tourist.

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CatherineCamp, Interpretive Association at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The park is lovely in the winter, with a little snow or not! Mcarthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association More 

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