The park is actually McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The highlight of this state park is Burney Falls. It flows in two parts: over the falls, and through the rocks behind the falls, which gives it the unique curtain-like appearance. This is because of the rock structure behind it. This time of year, June in a dry season, the falls flow just fine but the stream that feeds it is completely dry a mile upstream from the falls. The water comes through the gravel between two layers of volcanic rock.
The park also includes Lake Britton on the Pit River which has a popular boating and beach area. Many who come to the park are there for the lake with the falls a nice diversion. There is a little hiking there but not a lot, so the combination of the lake and the falls seems nice for those who like them. Next time, we will bring our folding kayak, too.
The campground was full, so reservations are required. Our site was level and shaded and very spacious. There are no trailer connections but there is a dump station.
Burney, the town, is about 10 miles away, which is where we went for groceries at Safeway, and for cellphone connectivity. The park has WiFi available while the visitor center is open, which was 11-4 the days we were there. It varies by day of the week. There is also a nice camp store but we found it rather expensive as camp stores can be.
2015 July First Trip
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.