We love this park! It offers electric only or dry camping, and yes, the internet is slow at times, but you are in Chicken, AK! This park sits on top of an old gold mine - the owners are to be congratulated for their work in reclaiming the land. Water is trucked in and filtered for use (and it tastes good). There is a café with sandwiches, baked goods, and drinks to match any urban coffee shop. The gift shop offers handmade and high class gifts. A small book exchange is located in the café seating area. There is gold-panning on site and tours of the historic gold dredge. You can also arrange for gold panning trips out to one of their mining claims. The rest of the community of Chicken is within easy walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were there for the Chickenstock Music Festival so were there for multiple nights rather than the one-nighter most do as they transit the TOW. It has its own charm but Wi-Fi was slow to near impossible to use, and sites are somewhat tight. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great, fun place. Dry camped in a 40' RV on our way home after a one month stay in Alaska. Park was sold out so we were fortunate to find a dry site. One must always remember that you are in the middle of nowhere so finding a place like this with a few comforts is a real treat. Food and wine on the outdoor deck was very good. Staff was great. Gift shop as well. Drove on to Dawson on the 100 mile dirt road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Ok folks - they've done well in making a go of putting an RV park in the middle of nowhere. Yes, the upper lot is 20 amp electric-only (diesel genset, by the way), there is no black water dump, and all water is hauled in from a well a ways down the road. Showers are pay-per-use. Spaces are OK level - and gravel - and there are seemed to be either long-term amateur miners or caravan-ers in the park. We stayed only one night, but it was pleasant - beer at the saloon, supper at the RV Park kitchen, and a nice tour of "Tish's" school/home the next day (read the book). Considering what it must cost in O&M for the park, we're not griping about the cost for plugging in - it would have cost that much in gas for our genset had we dry-camped. A tour of the dredge just outside the office is kind of spendy - if you're coming through Dawson City, find "Dredge 4" instead - it's WAY bigger. If we come back to chicken, we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best choice in the town of Chicken. It is a rustic campground with a lot of history and gold mining equipment. Best gift shop in Chicken also has food and ice cream. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Rate reflects dry camping in caravan pull thru's next to Gold Dredge. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a fun place to stay! The restaurant that was located along with the campground had lunches, small breakfast items, coffee, pop, icecream and a nice gift store. The staff was very efficient and nice. There was only one shower for men and one shower for women, but it was enough for the park since many people were in large, self-contained RVs. In the restroom there was a sink with hot and cold running water and a shower, but no toilet. ALL of the toilets are vault, outside toilets, but they are very clean and do not smell. There are NO flush toilets anywhere. Apparently ALL water has to be trucked in and water is at a premium. Be sure to go to the Chicken Creek Cafe UP ON THE HILL. There is a Saloon (bar) beside it, chickens in a pen, and the Chicken Mercantile Emporium. The gift shop had "chicken" items with every chicken joke known! The owner of the cafe makes the best chicken pot pie I've ever tasted and two HUGE blueberry pancakes that were the size of platters and filled with two cups of blueberries! This is what we THOUGHT Alaska would be like, and we were not disappointed. We've encouraged many people to stay here. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Rating based upon a park with electric only. A nice park with easy back-in for large rigs; also pull-throughs. Nothing fancy though a little expensive for just electric. Being in Chicken after driving the Top of the World Hwy was worth it and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For the rate, there is nothing really that one can complain about. The owner has been here for many many years and takes good care of the property. He was in the process of upgrading the power supply early this spring. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really liked this campground. The few spots with electricity were taken so we dry camped. The area where we stayed were all back-ins. Basically the campground is a large gravel area with level back-in sites around the edges so there was plenty of room to maneuver our big rig. There is adequate space between campsites with picnic tables between. The office area also contains a very nice gift shop with a lot of very nice local and Alaskan made things. They also sell coffee and ice cream and there are many containers of flowers outside-looks really nice. The campground is very clean and well maintained. It's a short walk to Chicken. They also have a large dredge on the premises and offer an interesting tour for a nominal fee. The bathrooms are pit toilets but very clean. There is a charge for the showers but we didn't use them. They also offer gold panning for a nominal fee-either at the campground or will take you out to a creek. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Some power sites but we dry camped. Did not use but the showers looked clean. You can dump grey for free and pay to dump black water. You are in the middle of nowhere so look at it as a wide open national park and you will enjoy your stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and well groomed campground. Nice gift shop, restaurant and espresso bar. Gold panning is available on site. You can walk to "Beautiful Downtown Chicken". Note: Power is only on from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very clean, and neat with very friendly hosts. The park offers gold panning
(the owners operate a gold mine adjoining the park) which was great fun and productive! Nice setting and very relaxing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Big gravel spaces. No water, no sewer, no wi-fi, no cable. Expensive for what you get, but the other park in Chicken is the same. If you're going over the Top of the World Highway, leave early in the morning because the border doesn't open until 8:00 and there will be no oncoming traffic on the American side. The Canadian side is paved and easier to drive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The nightly rate is Good Sam discount applied to an electric site. Worth the price? No. We were in town a night before the "Chickenstock" bluegrass festival. They sell gasoline and have a dump station. They gave a 10% discount on a campsite with fuel or Good Sam. Their price was $4.99, competition in town was at $4.49. Do the math, don't buy fuel from them. No potable water was on site during our stay. Would we stay again? NO. Won't drive the Top of the World Highway again either. I can't think of a better way to destroy your RV at 10-15 MPH. The speed limit is 50 MPH. The highway is nothing more than a bunch of hype to line the pockets of the businesses at end of the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great overnight stop. Get there early because you want to have time to see the sights. This is a large property with fuel, gift shop, general store and café. Sites are all dirt with both pull-through and back-in sites. No water, no sewer and no dump. It is electric only so come prepared. Wi-Fi works only around the office. What makes this place fun is the town of Chicken right up the hill within walking distance. Downtown Chicken is made up of 3 buildings. A store, saloon, and café. Great gift store and good food at the café. You can tour a gold dredge and pan for gold at the creek right next to the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We filled up our truck, about 7 gallons which was about 60 cents more expensive than Tok where we had filled up previously so the park cost about $5.00. For that we had a pull-through and free Wi-Fi. The park is located on the highway that becomes the top of the world highway so it was an easy on easy off. We found the staff to be very pleasant. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for no-hookup boondock site in the upper area of the park. We don't generally comment on the check-in at campgrounds, but when we arrived here, there was a heated argument going on between the staff and several campers. That should have been our first clue that this wasn't the place to stay in Chicken. We were eventually assigned a boondocking site as they had no idea what was available in the hookup section. Parking was where ever you wanted, even though there were some markers in the boondock area. We parked facing the dredge, then watched as kids raced ATV's up and down the area in front of us. When we mentioned this to the office, they shrugged and said something about a big gold panning club being here for the weekend. We won't be back and would suggest you check with the nearby Goldpanner RV Park first when stopping in Chicken. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a big gravel pit with a limited number of back-in and pull-through electric-only sites. Water and dump are available for a steep fee . Don't be fooled by the 2-for-1 coupon in the TourSaver, as that's only available for 20 amp electric sites. 30 amp electric is available for a larger fee. Office staff is friendly and helpful; we needed a tow bar pin and they dug one up for us gratis. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park only has 15 amp electric and shuts it down by 9 p.m. and restarts at 7 a.m. but charges you $18 anyway. Will not honor Passport for the site. Sites are narrow and need trees pruned back. We scratched our paint on both the coach and the toad getting out. Clerk who checked us in was rude when we complained and wanted to dry camp. I would not recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pull-through sites did not have electricity so had to unhook to use a back-in electric site. The water and dump were extra charges (more than the camping). The campground was rough gravel and trashy. There is WiFi, but only on the porch of the office. Didn't find any gold, but that was free so can't complain. Intended to stay 2 nights, but left after one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Free dry camping with fill up. Fuel is $2 cheaper than Dawson, so we saved $$$ on fuel and had a free site with free WiFi. Free gold panning and great people, too. If you don't dry camp, a fill up will save you $5 off the hookup sites. This is the campground at the bottom of the hill just before the one-lane bridge. Very good food at the Chicken Cafe just up the hill. This is a no brainer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Associated with the Gold Panner Gift Shop and Fuel Station, they offer free dry camping with an RV fuel fill up. Wifi is free. There is an old gold dredge within walking distance and free gold panning in Chicken Creek which runs alongside the campground. Lot is gravel with plenty of room for big rigs to maneuver. A very friendly group of people running the business. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate was half price with senior access pass. A BLM campground with no services beyond pit toilets. It was a pretty campground with nice, level sites, but only two seemed big enough for our 36 ft class A. It was on the "40 Mile River" but we could not see it for the dense vegetation. The mosquitoes in early June were almost as dense as the vegetation; we stayed inside mostly. But after coming across the scary, dusty, rough Top of the World highway from Dawson, it was a welcome relief. We had thought we would make it to Chicken, but enough was enough, and this was a good stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for a no hookup, pull through site with 50% Senior Pass discount for this BLM campground. Have both pull through and back in sites. Can accommodate big rigs, we fit with no problem. Roads are narrow, gravel/dirt, but sites are wide. Pit toilets and potable water are available, and the long time hosts, ten years and running, are a joy. Even gave us tips on collecting wild mushrooms. After a hard drive over the Top of the World and Taylor Highways, this is a welcome respite. Fire pits and free fire wood add to the pleasure. While not everyone's cup of tea, especially if you require hookups, this is one of those special places for those that enjoy the simple things. Yes, the entrance road is potholed, and the mosquitoes can be bad, but it is a great first taste of Alaska if you are coming from Dawson. We camped here in a Motorhome.