Where is McArthur-Burney Falls Interpretive Association?
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is located northeast of Redding in the natural region of the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau. Here there are forests and 8 km of river and lake shores, including part of Lake Britton.
At the heart of the park are the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs that combine to form a fog-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park’s underground springs and flows into Lake Britton, which grows larger on its way to the majestic waterfalls. The landscape of the park was created by volcanic activities as well as by Erosion by weather and streams.
This volcanic Region is surrounded by mountain peaks and covered by black volcanic rock or Basalt. The layered, porous Basalt produced over a Million years ago contains rainwater and snowmelt that form a large underground Reservoir. Within the park, the water gushes up and over Burney Falls, where it flows 100 million gallons a day. Burney Falls was named after pioneer settler Samuel Burney, who lived in the area in the 1850s. The McArthurs were pioneer settlers who arrived in the late 19th century.
Descendants were responsible for saving the waterfall and the adjacent land from development. They bought the land and gave it to the state as a gift in the 1920s. Temperatures range from average lows of 20 degrees in Winter to 80 degrees or more during the drier summer months. Between November and March, the average rainfall is almost 28 inches, with December and January being the wettest. In this Park, the Day use Annual Pass is accepted. Hours: sunrise to sunset
Address: 24898 CA-89 Scenic, Burney, CA 96013
Area: 1.422 mi²
Phone: (530) 335-2777
Management: California Department of Parks and Recreation