If you are travelling along the Top of the World Highway you will be driving right through Chicken, Alaska! Don’t blink or you will miss the turn into this cool little town. Chicken is home to 7 permanent residents living in an outpost in the wilderness savouring the gold rush days and authentic Alaska experience! Whether you are road tripping in your RV or looking for roofed accommodation Chicken Gold Camp also known as Chicken RV Park has both of those options. We spent the night at Chicken Gold Camp and had an absolute blast!
Here is our experience staying at Chicken Gold Camp in Chicken, Alaska!
Getting to Chicken Gold Camp
Chicken Gold Camp is located on Airport Road which intersects the Taylor Highway (Alaska #5) at milepost 66.4 in Chicken. If you are coming from the Top of the World Highway Chicken Gold Camp is 174 km (4 hours) from Dawson City and 67.8 km (50 minutes) from the boarder crossing at Poker Creek.
Amenities at Chicken Gold Camp
Campground – There are 39 electric RV campsites, 32 non-electric RV or tent campsites, rooms and 5 cabins. There are 20 amp back-in-sites and pull through sites, 30 amp electic pull-through RV sites, Free wireless interent (for limited time daily), free bundle of firewood for each campsite, portable water at the fill up station, coin operated showers, dump station and more!
- $40/night for 20 amp sites
- $36/night for for 30 amp sites
- $16/night for non-electric sites
- $90-$110/night for non-electric cabin
- $135/night for log cabin with solar electricity
- $150/night for 2 bedroom apartment with kitchenette
The Chicken Creek Outpost:
The Chicken Creek Outpost houses an interent cafe, espresso bar, gift shop, a cafe that serves home made breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks and spirits and snacks. For all the information on what the Chicken Creek Outpost has to offer check out their website.
What To Do At Chicken Gold Camp
There are so many great things to do at Chicken Gold Camp! Here is a list of the top activities:
Visit the Pedro Dredge: This national historic site began operating in 1938 and is the most complete gold dredge open to the public on the Alaska road system. There are daily tours of the dredge in the summer season.
Mine for Gold: You can rent a gold pan for $10 for 4 hours and try your hand at gold mining! You are guaranteed to find some gold as the pay dirt is coming directly from the campgrounds active gold mine that is close by. We found over 55 specs of gold!
Visit the Cowden Dredge: The Cowden Dredge can be found 4.5km down a trail near Chicken Gold Camp. This dredge is not in great shape and floats in the river now but makes for a great hike!
Explore the Chicken Gold Camp Property: Littered throughout the campground property is tons of history that has been left in its place frozen in time. From old tractors, dredge buckets, gold rush cabins and more there is so much to see all within a quick walk from the Outpost.