Burney - Lake Britton

24898 Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Burney, California 96013
Shasta County
Phone: 530-335-2777

Lake Britton is a beautiful lake that shares some shoreline with McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.  Boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming are some of the popular activities at the lake.  
You can access the lake from Burney Falls, the Northshore Campground and from the boat launch near the Dam at Lake Britton although the Burney Creek Marina in the state park seems to be the most popular point. 
Burney Falls State Park info:
The Falls alone are worth the visit from anywhere in the area.  They really are spectacular.  The water that seeps through the porous rocks are especially cool and should be seen in person.  Around the Falls there is an easy 1.3-mile walk that is worth taking.
Camping, fishing, hiking, picnics, kayaking and other fun activities can be found at the park as well. 
Camping info:
Burney Falls~
The 121 developed campsites here are really nice. The bathrooms are pretty spectacular too!  These campgrounds are available to bikers, cars, trucks and rvs so grab your gear and head out for some fun. All of the campsites are just a short walk to the lake and other activities within the park. 

The park also has 24 Cabins that you can rent.  Cabins have propane heat but no electriciy or plumbing.  Bathrooms and showers are nearby.  You can bring your dog but they must be friendly and leashed when out in the park.  
Northshore Campground~
The 30 campsites at the Northshore Campground offer a peaceful environment right on Lake Britton. The grounds are open April-September and are $22/night.
The campground features a beach, multiple swim areas and a boat launch into Lake Britton.  
More info:
Click the links above to each of the campgrounds for more information and/or to make reservations.  
How to get there: 
There are a few ways to get to the lake depending on where you start.  Check out the map for the best route for you. 
Other things to do in the area:
South of Highway 299, along Highway 89, you'll find the Hat Creek Radio Observatory and the Subway Cave Lava Tube.  Head east on 299 and enjoy the beauty of Fall River Lake and Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park.  
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