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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Overview
McArthur Burney Falls State Park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls. Burney Falls was named after pioneer settler Samuel Burney who lived in the area in the 1850s. It has accessible campsites, cabins, and a great many other accessible features. The park is northeast of Redding, six miles north of Highway 299 on Highway 89 near Burney. Phone 530-335-2777.

Camping
Main Campground. Seven accessible campsites are available. Three of the seven have electric hook-ups for 20 amp hookup and are suitable for RVs and/or tents. All have accessible activity areas. Restrooms with showers are accessible including nearby accessible parking. Accessible campsite #‘s are 1, 3, 23, 27, 30, 47, 51.
Cabins. Two accessible cabins (photo below) are provided in the Main Campground. They have heat but not electricity. Two single beds have foam mats. Fire circles, picnic tables and a tent site are included. They may be reserved by calling our Reservations concessionaire at 800-444-7275 or on online by clicking on the Book Now button at this page, McArthur-Burney cabin rental, and then scrolling down to Rim Loop.
Headwaters "Environmental" Camp Area. For those who can travel the 50 feet from the parking to the two accessible campsites, this primitive walk-in campground is accessible. The accessible campsites offer accessible tables and fire rings, with accessible shared water spigots. An accessible no-flush restroom is also provided.

Picnic Area
Falls Area Accessible picnic sites are available, including accessible parking and van parking.
Lake area. Accessible picnic sites, restroom, and parking are available.

Trails
The accessible portion of the Headwaters Trail is a ¾ mile out and back trail upstream of Burney Falls along Burney Creek. There is an accessible fishing pier along the trail offering good fishing. Trailhead and parking are at the Falls Overlook parking area. A restroom is located near the General Store.

Portions of the Pacific Crest Trail are generally accessible and the Pioneer Trail is usable by some people with disabilities but may require assistance.

The Burney Creek Trail is a 1 ¼ mile trail that starts at accessible parking spaces located at the Lake Britton Beach parking lot. This trail provides an accessible trail route form the beach parking lot to an overlook of Burney Falls. An accessible fishing landing and lake overlook are provided along the route. Accessible day use picnicking and restrooms are provided at the trailhead.

The Pioneer Cemetery Trail is a hike and bike trail on firm but rocky, sometimes rutted soil that follows a historic wagon trail leading to an old cemetery. Its 1.6 mile round trip length may be usable in fair weather for strong wheelchair users and others seeking a relatively easy trail. Trailhead and limited parking are near campsite #75 in Pioneer Campground.

Beach/Shore Access
Lake Britton Area. Beach wheelchairs are available for loan. Accessible parking and restrooms are nearby.

Exhibits/Programs
The Falls Overlook. An accessible path leads to the viewing area. There is an accessible restroom and parking available nearby.

Visitor Center. A visitor center providing exhibits and park information is accessible, including parking.

Fishing
Lake Britton Marina. A boat slip, fishing pier (photo) and paths of travel throughout are accessibly designed. An accessible restoom and parking are available.

An accessible fishing landing and lake overlook are also provided along the Burney Creek Trail which originates from the Lake Britton beach parking lot.

Definitions & Terms
Accessible
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Generally accessible
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Usable
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Designated accessible
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.

New accessible cabins in the Main Campgound are shaded and inviting.A fishing pier at Lake Britton is accessible.An accessible campfire center is available

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