- 1 Where in California is Burney Falls?
- 2 How deep is the pool at Burney Falls?
- 3 How do I get to Burney Falls?
- 4 What movie was filmed at Burney Falls?
- 5 Do you need a reservation for Burney Falls?
- 6 How much does it cost to get into Burney Falls?
- 7 Is swimming allowed at Burney Falls?
- 8 Is Burney Falls a hard hike?
- 9 Does Burney Falls flow year-round?
- 10 Where does Burney Falls get its water?
- 11 Why is it called Burney Falls?
- 12 What is there to do in Burney CA?
Where in California is Burney Falls?
The park is located northeast of Redding, six miles north of Highway 299 on Highway 89 near Burney. Weather can vary so visitors are advised to dress accordingly.
How deep is the pool at Burney Falls?
Some 100 million gallons of cold water drops 129 feet into a 22-foot-deep pool each day.
How do I get to Burney Falls?
Enter the park via the main entrance, just off state route 89 and six miles north of the 89/299 junction. The route begins at the not-to-be-missed Burney Falls overlook just to the West of the main parking lot.
What movie was filmed at Burney Falls?
The waterfall was featured in the 1988 film titled “Willow” and several television commercials.
Do you need a reservation for Burney Falls?
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is open for day-use and reservation camping only. To make a reservation for 2021, visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com or call 800-444-7275.
How much does it cost to get into Burney Falls?
Fee increases for McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park include: Day-use fees from $8 to $10. Extra vehicle camping fees from $8 to $10. Boat launch fee from $8 to $10.
Is swimming allowed at Burney Falls?
The first thing you notice about Burney Falls is the blue water at the bottom. At the bottom of the trail you can enter the water. However, you are not allowed to swim in it or swim near the falls.
Is Burney Falls a hard hike?
The Burney Falls Loop Trail is about 1.2 miles in length, rated easy to moderate, with an elevation change of about 160 feet. The trail is packed dirt, and looked well maintained when we visited. The very brief walk (just a few dozen steps) from the parking lot to the Burney Falls Overlook is accessible.
Does Burney Falls flow year-round?
The view at Burney Falls is stunning throughout the year, because there is a constant flow of 100 million gallons of water every day. While the flow is great year-round, the best time to visit Burney Falls in terms of weather is from spring to fall. However, it gets crowded in the summer months from mid-June to August.
Where does Burney Falls get its water?
The water comes from underground springs above and at the falls, which are 129 feet high, and provides an almost constant flow rate of 379 million litres per day, even during the dry summer months. Burney Creek is a tributary of the Pit River which has its mouth on the Lake Britton reservoir to the north.
Why is it called Burney Falls?
Burney Falls was named after Samuel Burney of South Carolina, who died in the area in 1859. Over time, several family farms and the small settlement of Peck’s Bridge sprang up along the Pit River near the falls.
What is there to do in Burney CA?
- 2020. McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.
- McArthur-Burney Falls State Park Cabins, Store, & Marina. Gear Rentals, Self-Guided Tours & Rentals.
- Large Junk Art Sculptures.
- Hat Creek Observatory.
- Fall River Valley Golf & Country Club.
- Fort Crook Museum.
- Fall River Theatre.
- Hat Creek Rim Overlook.