McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

Located northeast of Redding on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range, between Mount Lassen and Mount Shasta, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is on Lake Road a short distance from Highway 89. The nearest cities are Redding and Red Bluff, CA. On sunny days, the mist above the center of blue water at the base of the falls reveals an array of rainbow colors. The park has a variety of wildlife in the air, on the ground and in the water; some animals you may see are black bears, deer, foxes, and red-tailed hawks.

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Weather
Spring 37-71 F
Summer 55-90 F
Fall 36-83 F
Winter 31-51 F
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Nearby Cities
Redding, CA
Red Bluff, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

There are many opportunities for camping in and around McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, including both RV and tent sites. If you're someone who doesn't mind sleeping on the hard ground in a sleeping bag, then you're all set. However, if you don't sleep well that close to nature, perhaps a comfy RV would be more your style. If you don't own an RV, consider renting from RVshare where you can choose the rig size you need.

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park has 100 family sites without hookups and some primitive sites located a short distance from the falls and lake. There is an RV sanitation station on the north end of the campground. During the warmer seasons, the park can fill up quickly, so here are some alternative options.

Burney Falls Resort

Within a short drive of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is the Burney Falls Resort community. The resort can accommodate all RV class sizes. Here, you can join in on the community campfires and go hiking and fishing. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Picnic table, campfire ring, mini-golf course, sand volleyball court

Rancheria RV Park

It is located along the Volcanic Scenic Byway Highway 89 in Northern California, between Burney Falls and Lassen Park, and 22 miles from the park. Rancheria RV Park has 30-amp and 50-amp electrical hookups for RVs, cabins and tent sites. There is a general store on-site that carries a full line of dairy products, wine, beer, dry groceries and RV camping supplies. For your convenience, there is a restaurant on-site. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Showers, restrooms, laundry facility, cable TV

Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground

The ranch is located off Doty Road in Hat Creek and north of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Hat Creek Hereford Ranch is a 17-mile drive from McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The camp is on a private and clean ranch encircled with green fields. Here, you can go swimming, fishing and bird-watching.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, self-service RV wash, laundry facility, RV storage 

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What to Do at
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Inside McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park's centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is the biggest waterfall in the state. Hike or bike through the Burney Creek Trail and smell the incense cedars, oak trees, Douglas firs and ponderosa pines as you approach the falls. Burney Creek flows through the park and is the ideal place to go kayaking, canoeing and fishing; the creek flows over a 100-foot cliff before joining Lake Britten, so be careful. Anglers have been known to catch crappie, bass, bluegill and Lake Britton's trout in the creek.

Outside McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

One of the best things about McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is the number of things to do outside the park. You can enjoy the shops, restaurants and other attractions. Here a few options you may take pleasure in. 

Restaurants

Taqueria La Fogata

This high-quality restaurant, which is located a short distance from the state park, serves delicious Mexican meals in an upscale setting. Taqueria La Fogata accommodates small and large gatherings. 

Type: Mexican

The Rex Club

The Rex Club is the oldest bar/restaurant in the heart of Burney, California. It was built in 1938 and for many years was the primary source of entertainment. Today, the restaurant still offers live music and dancing events while serving seafood and American meals, including mouthwatering desserts.

Type: American

Location: Burney, California

Gepetto's Pizza

Fill up on delicious Italian and American meals at this relaxed spot, which sits less than 15 minutes from McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. Gepetto’s Pizza offers family deals for pickup or dine-in meals.

Type: Italian

Subway

This location of the restaurant chain serves delicious subs, signature wraps, salads, beverages and so much more. Subway also serves up a hearty breakfast. 

Type: Sandwiches

Shopping

Red Bluff Shopping Center

The Red Bluff Shopping Center is the central shopping mall near the vicinity of the state park, so it's perfect for restocking your RV. Located in Tehama County, this shopping center is where you'll find a long list of retail stores, a grocery store and restaurants.

Location: Tehama County, CA

Kristi's Unique Boutique

Located in Burney, California, around 11 miles from the state park is Kristi's Unique Boutique. It sells women's clothing and accessories from sizes small to 3X. You'll find country trends, elegant laces, floral clothing and more.

Location: Burney, CA

Safeway

Safeway is one of the largest food and drug retailers within the surrounding area of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, so it's perfect for restocking your RV with produce, dairy, snacks, health aids and more. It's at 37264 Main St in Burney.

Location: 37264 Main St in Burney, CA

Sightseeing

Pit River Casino

Located in Burney, California, and a short drive from the state park, Pit River Casino offer weekly bonuses, monthly/hourly cash giveaways and nightly cash madness. Try your luck on the slots, roulette wheels, baccarat tables and more. 

Location: Burney, California

Fort Crook Museum

The museum was built in 1962 with generous donations; it's located in Fall River Mills, California. The Fort Crook Museum hosts several community functions like the tractor show, school tours and Pioneer Day. The museum showcases many historical sites of the intermountain area such as Pittville Schoolhouse, Lewis Log Cabin, Fall River Mills Jail and more. 

Location: Fall River Mills, California

Subway Cave Lava Tubes

The trailhead is one-quarter mile north of the junction of State Routes 89 and 44. The Subway Cave Lava Tubes feature a self-guided tour that is one-third of a mile long with the floor being rough and sharp, so be sure to wear shoes with thick soles. The cave is completely dark and remains cool at around 46 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring a flashlight and dress warmly.

McCloud River's Three Waterfalls

The McCloud River Canyon beautifully displays Mount Shasta's multiple layers of basalt lava rock and volcanic mud flow. Even though all three waterfalls along this section of the McCloud River have their own parking lot, it is well worth starting at the lower falls and hiking through the wilderness and scenic beauty of this area. The elevation begins at 300 feet and maximizes an elevation gain of 3,600 feet. The trail has a relatively easy to moderate difficulty with a round trip of about 4 miles.

Hat Creek Park

Hat Creek Park has beautiful, picturesque scenery with pine trees spread throughout the area. It's a peaceful place to go swimming, fishing or kayaking. There are also a variety of bird species here that you can observe. 

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How to Get to
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

The state park is northeast of Redding, approximately 6 miles north of the intersection of Highway 299 and Highway 89 east of Burney. From Highway 299, follow Highway 89 north for about 6 miles and then turn left onto Lake Road. The park will be on the right. All the roads leading up to the state park are paved with very few turns and are wide enough for RV travel. 

Entering McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $10

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