Crime & Safety
If you like the outdoors this area is perfect. On any given day you can explore Burney Falls State Park or even Mt. Lassen national park. There are many hiking trails to explore, including a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail. Along with hiking there are places to fish, there is Hat Creek, Balm Lake, and Lake Britten near by. Many hunters also come during various hunting seasons. If none of those sound good come during the Burney Basin Days celebration, during the July 4th weekend and have some fun. The weekend is packed full of events from a pancake breakfast to a parade and fireworks show. In late August, come join the entire Intermoutain area for a good old fashioned County Fair. There are rides, animals, and exhibits to entertain for a whole weekend. As well as, concerts and a destruction derby. The area does have some times when its dull but come for the nature or one of the events and its great.
It's a small town, so mostly the crime rate is low. But there is still some, such as stealing and family disturbances. There was also a graffiti problem recently. Occasionally a larger crime will take place. Recently the sheriffs have been arresting many on the most wanted list for the county in the area. But overall i feel really safe
The weather is really nice. We have a mild summer, with July being the warmest month. Almost every winter there is a bit of snow, remember to dress warmly even if it looks warm outside in the winter, it's probably below freezing. The spring and fall are nice but dress in layers seeing as it's cold in the mornings and evenings.