Wednesday, May 13, 2015

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

  After two recommendations (thanks Dave & Marcia and Greg & Karen!) we knew that we had to stop at Burney Falls. We’re so glad that we did. The falls are gorgeous!  Burney Creek flows over the top but what makes it really pretty are the springs that seep out of the cliffs and form lacey cascades all along the wall.

  To top it off there’s an accessible overlook at the top of the falls and an accessible trail which leads to the bottom of the falls! A small, completely accessible visitor center is located at the top. After viewing the top of the falls it’s also possible to walk/roll along the Headwaters Trail for about 1/3 of a mile. To get to the base of the falls drive through the park and stop at the picnic area near the boat ramp to access the Burney Creek Trailhead. The Burney Creek Trail is 3 miles round trip out and back. All of the rocks and roots have been completely covered with hard packed dirt. There are some slight hills and a short section alongside the clay cliffs where the ground is dusty and loose but otherwise it’s a perfect trail for wheelchairs.
  The visitor center parking lot has one RV space. Another lot is located across the street if the visitor center lot is full. Both allow easy access to the falls overlook. The picnic area and boat ramp lots are large enough for RVs.

  The park has a campground but since we boondocked in the forest we didn’t check it out.   Park
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  1. Glad you liked it, isn't it just gorgeous? I hope there was not a big crowd, it really adds to it when there aren't a bunch of people talking all around you. --Dave

    1. Loved it! We were there on Saturday and even though a good number of people were at the park hardly any were on the trails. It was threatening to rain so that probably deterred a lot of people. Nice for us!