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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is renowned for its spectacular 129-foot waterfall, cascading into an emerald pool below, and it is often considered one of the most beautiful in California. The park offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, boating, and camping. The park also has cabins available for visitors who prefer a more comfortable camping experience.

Cabin Features

Cabins in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park are typically minimalistic in nature but offer a more sheltered and secure environment than traditional tent camping. Here are some common features you might expect to find:

  • Structural: The cabins are generally rustic but well-constructed, often made out of wood and designed to withstand the elements.
  • Furnishings: Inside, you are likely to find basic furniture, such as beds or bunk beds, a table, and chairs. Bedding is usually not provided, so bring your own.
  • Utilities: While cabins may not have running water or electricity, they are typically located near communal restroom and shower facilities.

Amenities and Facilities

  • Restrooms: Communal restrooms and shower facilities are usually available within walking distance of the cabins.
  • Cooking: Cabins may not have their own kitchens, but there are often communal cooking areas, or you might be able to use outdoor fire pits or grills, depending on park regulations.
  • Parking: There is usually designated parking for cabin guests, often not far from the cabin sites.


  • Hiking: Explore the park's numerous trails, including the falls loop trail which provides breathtaking views of the Burney Falls.
  • Water Activities: Lake Britton, located in the park, offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming.
  • Picnicking: There are numerous picnic areas throughout the park ideal for a family or group gatherings.

Reservation and Fees

  • Advance Booking: It is highly recommended to make reservations well in advance, especially during peak seasons, as the cabins are quite popular and can be booked up quickly.
  • Cost: The cost of renting a cabin varies by size, season, and available amenities. Check the park's official website or contact the park directly for the most current pricing.


  • Check-in / Check-out Times: Be aware of the check-in and check-out times to avoid any inconveniences.
  • Pets: Pet policies vary, so it's important to check if pets are allowed in the cabins or in the park.
  • Capacity: Each cabin has a maximum occupancy which should be adhered to.
  • Quiet Hours: The park enforces quiet hours, typically from the late evening to morning, to ensure a peaceful environment for all guests.

Safety and Conservation

  • Fire Safety: Always adhere to fire safety rules, especially with outdoor cooking or campfires.
  • Wildlife: Store food properly and keep a clean campsite to prevent attracting wildlife.
  • Natural Features: Protect the park's natural features by staying on designated trails and leaving natural and cultural artifacts as you found them.

Getting There

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is located in northeastern California, about 65 miles northeast of Redding. The closest major access road is Highway 89. The exact address and directions should be obtained from the park's website or brochure for accurate navigation guidance.

Always check the specific park website or contact the park for detailed, up-to-date information before planning your trip, as rules and conditions can change. Enjoying the cabins and the natural beauty they provide can make for an unforgettable experience, with the right preparation and respect for the environment.

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