McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is northeast of Redding on Highway 89 in Shasta County. The park is in the Cascade Range, adjacent to Lake Britton. Visitors to McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, of course, are drawn to 129-foot Burney Falls. Many consider them among the most beautiful falls in California. Visitors enjoy hiking in the park, especially along the Pacific Crest Trail. Lake Britton offers boating, swimming, and fishing. A marina with boat rentals is available there.
The campground in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park has 102 campsites. Seventeen of the sites are designated for tents only while the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.
There is also a Hike & Bike site. Rustic one and two-bedroom cabins are available for rent.
The 2,650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail passes through McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park across Burney Creek from the campground. Hikers along the trail can opt for the Environmental campsite ($15 per site) found immediately after the PCT crosses Burney Creek or the Hike and Bike site ($5 per person) located on the northeast side of the main campground. (Use the PCT button to find information about the Pacific Crest Trail at McArthur-Burney Falls Park.)
Burney Falls, Visitor Center, bike trail, Pioneer Cemetery Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Lake, Rim Trail and Burney Creek Trail to Britton with boating, swimming, and fishing; ranger-led canoe tours of Lake Britton
Pacific Crest Trail Information
Take the Burney Falls trail junction to access the main campground and Hiker and Biker Campsite.
Trail Miles Northbound from Burney Falls trail junction
Rock Creek bridge - 5.5 miles
Screwdriver Creek - 9.6 miles + 0.1 mile off trail
Deadman Creek - 19.8 miles
McCloud River - 52 miles
Canada Border - 1,233.5 miles
Trail Miles Southbound from Burney Falls trail junction
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.