McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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The Great Pyramid of Giz, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Lighthouse of Alexandria. What do these Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have in common? None of them possess today the natural beauty of what Teddy Roosevelt dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World", Burney Falls. Located amongst the towering volcanoes of the Cascade Range, Burney Falls is formed by springs running year round flowing through the porous basalt left behind by previous eruptions and lava flows. The beauty of the falls comes not from their size, but from their unique geology. There are two main flows off the top, which is not unusual. What is unusual is the numerous flows coming directly out of the rock behind and on both sides of the main falls. These stem from the underground aquifer which is the source of the flow for the majority of the year. This aquifer system helps to provide most of the one hundred million gallon per day flow of the falls. What this means is that when most of California's waterfalls have either frozen in the winter or dried up in the late summer, Burney rages on. Camping is also available on a year round basis with each season providing something different and unique.
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