McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Camping at Burney Falls

Burney Falls provides one of the finest camping experiences in Northern California and it does it on a year round basis. Amenities include flushing toilets, hot showers, and a general store with food service, coffee, firewood and more. This is an excellent campground for families with junior ranger programs that everyone will enjoy. During our last stay we attended an entertaining program on rats with wings (bats) at the campfire ampitheater. Those with small children should know that sites 42, 43, and 44 are relatively near the rim of the gorge and may cause a bit of unease as the kids roam around (its a long fall). The campground is only a short walk from the falls and a slightly longer hike from Lake Britton.
The campground is now divided into rim Camp and Pioneer Camp. Pioneer Camp includes a cabin area with 24 cabins as well 35 cam sites. Rim Camp features seven handicapped accessible sites and the only restrooms and showers with handicapped access. While dogs are allowed at all the sites Pioneer Camp is probably better suited since they are allowed on Pioneer Hiking Trail only (with a leash). The sites are excellent, all quite level and typically with plenty of room. Eight people and three vehicles (that includes trailers) are allowed at each family site. Each has a fire ring, picnic table, food storage, and many have one of those outdoor woodstove type things.

Make a camping reservation within the park.

Lake Britton Camping-
Northshore campground - Operated ny PG&E

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