Welcome to Outdoor Adventure in the Intermountain Area
“Beautiful and Friendly” best describes the town of Burney. Located just 50 miles northeast of Redding on Highway 299 east, Burney is nestled at the base of Burney Mountain, which is at the northern tip of the Sierra Mountain Range.
The area surrounding Burney offers a host of activities, with numerous fishing spots, campgrounds and breathtaking scenery. The roads to and from Burney lead to a variety of adventures including fishing, hunting, water skiing, swimming, kayaking, rafting, camping, hiking, site seeing, hang gliding, golfing, picnicking, winter sports, and Indian gaming.
Burney is your gateway to the Intermountain Area serving the communities of Burney, Johnson Park, Cassel, Hat Creek, Old Station, Montgomery Creek, Round Mountain and Big Bend. Burney is also one of the few full service communities in the area.
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The Burney area is known for its multitude of outdoor RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES and attracts people from all over the country! With both winter and summer sports, Burney becomes the ‘ideal vacation spot’!
One of the local sights includes Burney Falls (which Teddy Roosevelt dubbed “The eighth wonder of the world”). The beautiful McArthur-Burney Falls State Park has 910 acres of forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton.
The park’s main focus is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state.
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Burney Life (local photos)
Living in Burney where the skies are blue, the air is clean and our clear waterways are spring-fed. We actually have 4 seasons too with enough snow to be “postcard perfect” and summer temperatures 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the Sacramento Valley.
People move here and raise their families in a quiet and friendly community with good schools, good medical facilities, low crime, and a healthy environment. Burney City Data. For a current list of job openings or housing rentals, email the chamber office.
There are several places where you can stay while visiting Burney, which is a year-round destination. There are quiet motels, those with country atmosphere, cabins, and vacation rentals. Along with camping areas and RV parks, you will be sure to find the perfect getaway!
As you experience the friendly quaint town of Burney with its beautiful landscape, surrounding forests and park lands, with activities for all ages you’ll be creating wonderful memories to cherish for years to come.
Whether you’re just passing through, staying the night, or gathering with friends and family, Burney has a restaurant that is sure to meet your taste. From fine dining to fast-food.
There are several campgrounds around the Burney area, including some at Lake Britton, Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, McArthur-Burney Falls State Park, Lassen National Park, and several independent camping facilities.
There are many hiking and riding trails in and around the various campgrounds in addition to the abundance of outdoor activities in the area. We encourage you to visit the picturesque town of Burney, take in all the spectacular scenery, and enjoy a ‘slice of heaven’!
Beautiful Burney is located in the heart of the world renowned fishing area of Eastern Shasta county. A thriving community of 3,200 located just 50 miles east of Redding, Burney offers everything a traveler could possibly want.
We have year round fishing, including world-class trout fishing, fly-fishing, stream, river and lake fishing. Some of the places to fish are the Hat Creek Wild Trout Stream, Pit River Wild Trout section, Lake Britton, Baum Lake, at Cassel, McArthur-Burney Falls State Park and many other locations. People come from all over the country to fish in the Burney valley, enjoying some of the best fishing and fly-fishing of rainbow and brown trout they’ve ever had!
Burney is your gateway to the Intermountain Area serving the communities of Burney, Johnson Park, Cassel, Hat Creek, Old Station, Montgomery Creek, Round Mountain and Big Bend.
The town of Burney received its name from an event that occurred in March of 1859 when, according to The Shasta Republican newspaper dated 2 April 1859, some men were returning to Shasta from the Pit river valley where they had “been snowed in” during the winter.
On their way down, they passed the place lately located by Mr. Predmore for a ranch about eighteen miles west of Fort Crook.
It was here that they discovered the bodies of Samuel Burney and a Sacramento Valley Indian boy who had been recently killed by local Indians.