Memorial State Park
While the falls are the centerpiece of
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial Park, most of the fun occurs at nearby
Lake Britton. The lake is formed by a dam of the Pit River and is
filled by the Pit, Cayton Creek, Clark Creek, Hat Creek, and Burney
Creek. It covers roughly seven miles of the Pit River's channel. The
lake is maintained by P G & E as a source of hydroelectric
energy and for recreation.
While the Park only encompasses a small part of the lake, it does
feature a very family-friendly beach as well as a boat ramp, docks and
rentals. The fishing is good and so is the waterplay. Popular sports
include skiing and wakeboarding, tubing, kayaking, swimming and
fishing. The park features two very nice picnic areas near the lake.
One at the boat ramp and one at Pioneer Cove which requires a hike.
Additional camping is available outside the park on the north shore of
the lake at either of two small campgrounds operated by P G &
E. Both of these also feature beaches and boat ramps.
a camping reservation.
Wikipedia on Lake Britton