McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney, California

This is one of our favorite California State Parks. The park is north of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and offers a forested, spacious place to camp for several days. The park was donated to the state nearly a century ago and has a bit of history to explore at its small, but informative visitor's center. The PCT also intercepts the park, so you will often find hikers taking a pause at the many day use picnic tables and enjoying a meal or snack from the store. There is fantastic soft serve as well as souvenirs and conveniences inside the shop. The park revieves quite a bit of day use for its main attraction: The falls. Burney Falls is outstanding and reminded us of a smaller, yet still impressive, Niagara. A paved trail leads from the day use parking lot, just outsode of the campground, to the falls. Bring your camera! Trails lead from this point down to Lake Britton, where boat rentals and fishing are available. There is also the Pioneer Cementary Trail which leads you to exactly it's namesake. 

The campground's paved roads will lead you to one of its nearly 120 sites. Or, if you prefer, a small cabin. We found the Rim Camp Loop to be much more desirable and forested than the Pioneer Camp Loop. Sites are extremely spacious and offer privacy from neighbors in most situations.  Pads are paved and offer ample space to set up a tent. There are fire pits and picnic tables, as well as wooden lockers for any supplies you may have. 

Best Sites: Rim Camp

Poor Sites: None

Hookups: None

Potable Water: Yes

Dump Within Facility: Yes