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News Release

For Immediate Release: 8/6/2014

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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Remains Open to the Public Despite Area Fires

Lori Martin

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Remains Open to the Public Despite Area Fires

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is open to the public with no reductions in services, despite wildfires in the north part of the State. However, smoky skies and area road closures may impact visitors.

The greatest impact has been from the Eiler Fire, which currently restricts Highway 89 between the Junctions of Hwy 44 and 299 to residential traffic only. This means visitors planning to travel north to Burney from Susanville or Lassen National Park need to seek an alternate route. Visitors can use Highway 299 from Redding or Highway 89 from Dunsmuir to reach McArthur Burney.

Smoke is visible throughout the park and visibility fluctuates throughout the day. With the current weather conditions and elevated fire danger, park visitors are urged to use extreme caution.

Road closures within the area may change at any time. Visitors to the area seeking updated information regarding road conditions should call 1-800-427-7623 or visit:

Visitors may make camping reservations up to seven months or as few as 48 hours before by contacting Reserve America at 1-800-444-7275, or online at:

For more information about McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, please contact
park staff at 530-335-2777.

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