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Chicken, Alaska

Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost

Chicken, Alaska



Chicken, Alaska
Phone: (520) 413-1480

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $20 8/2016

Latitude: 64.07065422268
Longitude: -141.94073485718

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A great camp, considering what they have to work with and where they are. Pit toilets (kept very clean), pay showers. Grounds are well kept and sites are level. One of the VERY few parks in AK that try to keep up on pothole repair. Small, clean friendly café and gift shop. The dredge is awesome and the gold panning is $10 for 4 hours. Every pan we did had gold - VERY fine, but color in every pan. WIFI is spotty, but it is the only option. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 182
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a family run campground in a remote, off-the-grid location where folks headed to/from the Top of the World highway to Dawson City, YT can camp. Chicken provides nothing so the campground has to supply their own electricity from a generator & water from local purification. Everything is brought in from Tok or Fairbanks or trucked out (e.g. sewage). There's no cell service & limited wifi. Don't count on the wifi as you only get an hour or two and service went in and out during my 2 hours. What you do get is a truly remarkable stay in a small community originally based on gold mining. For a few bucks, the owner will lead you through a tour of his circa 1930 gold dredge on property or you can tour Tish's house if you've read her book. I can't recommend the Top of the World highway for RVs as it was incredibly rough (think 15 to 20 mph for 100 miles) but I do like this RV park & campground. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gravel parking lot. 20 amp elec no water or sewage, Everything has to be trucked in and out so they charge for water or for dumping tanks. You can gold pan in park and they also have a dredge you can tour. Just a place to rest from your drive from Dawson City over the top of the world highway. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 3 nts during Chickenstock, a music fest, and got free camping with the purchase of tickets to the festival - no option to just camp. We were on upper hill in a parking space shoulder to shoulder with other campers dry camping. No space numbers, over 500 people there in campers and lots of tents. There are electric/water hookups in shaded area around general store. Easily accessible pit toilets and garbage bins. Gold panning in park is ok, other gold prospecting options are pricey. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good coffee shop and snacks and a couple of small restaurants in walking distance. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
000
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go during Chickenstock for a different experience.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Basically gravel parking lot with 20A elec hook-up. Water cost $16 to fill fresh water tank. Dump grey water for free. Dump black water was $10. Everything has to be hauled in. Chicken has 3 campground / cafe / shop businesses - period. Did not see restrooms or showers - they charge for them too. Basically a stop to give your vehicle a break from the Top of the World / Taylor Highways.

ADMIN NOTE: Owner of campground states that there are no fees charged for water or dumping, and the actual overnight rate is available on their website. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36 - all alike
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Dredge tour was interesting. Food was so-so and expensive.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The 30 amp pull-through sites require a reservation. Plenty of 20 amp sites were available during our 2 day stay. The pull-through site we were in was just wide enough to put our slides out and that was it. Power was good but the dump station was locked when we needed it and the office closed so no dump for us! Given the location in remote Alaska, the overall impression of the facilities was good. The outhouse arrangement was good and spotless. Lots of folks panning, others just watching the RVs coming off of the Top of the World Highway. The choices are limited in Chicken but I would chose this campground on the next visit. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
1
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great gift shop in the office and more across the street at the original downtown Chicken strip mall (cafe, saloon, liquor store, gift store all operated by the same lady who was a real hoot!!).

Visit downtown Chicken (the original) across the street. The saloon is great!

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Electric only park (diesel generator) pit toilets and coin showers. Single hose for water near office. Grey dump station and black dump station. 4 pull-through 30 amp sites with some tree separation. A bit narrow with awnings and slides but not bad. Other sites are 15 amp in a dirt parking lot. Bac-kin sites have trees in rear. Park is basically a dirt lot. Nice office/café. Chicken is out there in nowhere, so having reliable electric power was nice. We camped at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost in a Fifth Wheel.

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