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“Campground Cabins are a good idea.”

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Burney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.
Reviewed 17 September 2009

Currently Burney Falls Campground offers two types of log cabins for rent. The two-person goes for $65/night and the 4-6 person for $85 a night. If the campground closes due to budget cuts, these will be removed by the company leasing them out. These are very basic with only bunk beds with hard cushion and a good propane heater in each.
I recommend taking at least a small table with two chairs for the inside of the cabin and two folding chairs for the small porch. The cost is quite high for such a basic cabin, as a motel in town runs about the same. The advantage of these cabins is they are inside the park and allow for outdoor camp cooking. There is a picnic table outside each with the usual water faucet nearby. There is no electricity so a propane camp light is important. Bathrooms/showers are located in usual designated areas. The best part was not having to set up a tent after a long drive and we stayed dry during a rain shower. Next time two of us would book the larger cabin as it has a separate, small bedroom with two double bunks and a separate equal size living area.
The top bunk beds are rather high so this senior opted for the lower bunk bed and placed the extra cushions on the floor for the hubbie.
Choose a cabin away from the road with the noisy log trucks down-shifting. Overall, we enjoyed the great outdoors and the beautiful falls.
We plan to return in the spring for more fishing and hiking.

20  Thank krbPalmDesert_CA
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

I don't know much about the park itself. We only detoured for an hour or so to see the waterfall after reading the glowing reviews. Definitely worth the detour! One of the prettiest waterfalls I've ever seen. The park is right inbetween Lava Beds National Monument and Mt. Lassen National Park. Take a short side trip to see the falls if you are going between the parks.

3  Thank dafnaanfad
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Reviewed 25 July 2009

We were very excited to visit burney falls. We planned this trip for my 8 year old daughters birthday. When we got there and pulled in to our site we were in shock and very upset. There was HUNDREDS of people everywhere, our site was literally 5ft from campers on each side of us. Since when did Americans consider this camping???!! Even with a loss of $47.50 we left after we glanced at the falls..... We camped at various other sites in the area. WAY BETTER! I do not recommend this campground if you actually like to CAMP.

6  Thank serinadb
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Reviewed 8 July 2007

The falls are very near the entrance and are great. You will not be disappointed

1  Thank Traveler5548
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Reviewed 24 June 2006

McArthur-Burney is probably the best state park I have ever seen! The falls are impressive. While they may lack the massive height of Yosemite, they make up for it in many other ways. The ample amount (100 million gallons a day) of water creates a massive, powerful set of falls. The water actually pours out the side of the falls in many places (see pictures), due to the volcanic makeup of the stone. You can walk right up to the falls, something that is difficult in Yosemite, or in Hawaii, for that matter. Actually, the only other place I have been able to really embrace waterfalls like this was in North Carolina.
Additionally, the campsites are very well designed. I recommend getting a spot away from the creekside, as most people prefer to camp near the creek, even though its a couple hundred feet down from the camp, and you can't hear the waterfall. We stayed near the old graveyard trail. Look for sites on the outer part of the roads, as you won't be surrounded by other campers, as well as after turnoffs in the campsites so you will have fewer cars passing by. Though most people get well settled in there it seems.
The trails are wonderful for easy hiking. The steepest trail is probably the one that goes from the base of the falls back to the parking lot! No trail is difficult, as they all are less than 2 miles. We got a lot of hiking in when camped there. The only sad thing was the trail that leads to the springs that keep the falls running year round. We went in early June, and the creek that feeds into the falls was running high. We couldn't see the water percolating from the rocks as the pool was full. I guess if you go later in the year you can see it. Also, be on the lookout for river otters. They love the trout stocked in the river. You might get lucky and spot one.

14  Thank piratejoe
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