For a nice afternoon on the water in the mountains outside of Burney, go to Lake Britton. The recreation opportunities are seemingly endless on this picturesque lake that was created from damming the Pit River. The North Shore and Dusty Campgrounds are on PG&E land, and there are also RV camps near by. It’s a paddler’s paradise with kayak fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, trout and carp. There are miles of hiking trails looping a small section of the lake that extends back into McArthur-Burney Falls.
At the east side of the lake you’ll see the McCloud River Railroad bridge, which was made famous in the 1986 movie, Stand By Me.
WHERE: Lake Britton is located 5 miles east of Burney on Hwy 299. Take Hwy 89 North 6 miles to the McArthor-Burney Falls Memorial Park or the boat ramp. (google map)
MORE INFO: 530-335-2777 | Burney-falls.com