The McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association (MBFIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit education organization that provides assistance and funding for activities which enhance the quality of visits to Castle Crags State Park, McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park and Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park.  The association was founded in 1984 to promote greater appreciation of the cultural and natural history of the area. 

MBFIA raises funds to support educational and interpretive activities at the parks, including interpretive personnel and a printed Visitor Guide provided free to visitors.  MBFIA manages the Visitor Center Funds are raised through the sale of firewood, advertising in the Visitor Guides, the operation of the Visitor Center gift shop, and most importantly---donations from friends and visitors like you.

 Members of the MBFIA Board

Bob Boyce,  President

Mark Downie, Vice President

Alice Hoveman, Secretary

Jaci White, Treasurer

Sharon Elmore, Board Member

Sue Lang, Board Member

Bill McSweeney, Member

Jim Sacson, Board Member

Tom Stockton, Board Member

Looking For Three New Board Members:
We especially seek: a person to act as assistant to the treasurer; and someone with advertising sales and public relations experience. If interested, please contact Bob Boyce at: The volunteer board member’s primary function is to serve as a park advocate and will attend, either in person or remotely, periodic board meetings.  The board member will oversee the association’s interests such as the park memorabilia boutique, annual park newspaper advertising campaign, firewood sales, financing the park’s interpretive functions, etc.  The incumbent will work with park staff and other park volunteers to help achieve a quality visitor experience.  Please contact MBFIA Webmaster Bob Boyce

Castle Crags State Park


Next Board Meeting:

3rd Wednesday each month at 11:30 AM

VIA Zoom and at Burney Library