McArthur Burney Falls, California

Welcome to Burney Falls!
Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta County, California.

This park has 910 acres of forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton. The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but, as the brochure says, possibly the most beautiful. And from certain point of view, I have to agree with the brochure. Photoed from down angle, this fall is fantastic!

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. The falls were called “the Eighth Wonder of the World” by President Theodore Roosevelt, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1954.

The road, or walk path, to the falls is well done, but if you want really great photos, you have to leave the trail and go to the shore to get some fantastic photos! Great place to have a little picnic too!

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