What? : McArthur Burney Falls State Park attraction is Burney Falls, probably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in California. Short trail will take you to the waterfall viewpoint and to the bottom of the waterfall.
This location is part of my "North California Waterfall Loop" road-trip suggestion.
Where? : The park is located northeast of Redding, six miles north of Highway 299 on Highway 89 near Burney.
When? : Year round, the waterfall is flowing at the same level all year round. Weather can vary so check before your visit. Spring and summer weather can be very warm and fall and winter can be cold.
Due note 1: Come early at the day or late in the afternoon!
This is very popular park; It is crowded at summer weekends or holidays. Park will fill up to it parking capacity and entrance into the park is subject to closure.
Due note 2: Traffic may be delayed on highway 89 for up to an hour waiting prior to entering the park. Please also note that if you park along Highway 89 outside of the park, your vehicle will be subject to citation and tow.
Due note 3: The Park has a 100 camping sites and number of one- and two-room cabins.
Due note 4: Pets are not allowed on the trails surrounding the falls, on the beach at Lake Briton, or allowed to be left unattended in your vehicle.
Due note 5: You can combine this park visit with several other excellent nearby destinations, see my Redding and Shasta Waterfalls Loop Road Trip blog
Due note 6: If after your visit here you are heading Redding and you have time to spend I recommend visiting Hatchet Creek Falls or Potem Creek Falls.