, also known as Chicken RV
Park and campground, is just south of the Taylor Highway on Airport Road in the center of Chicken, Alaska. It's built on the site
of a placer gold camp established in the 1930s by the industrious Fairbanks Exploration Company for prospecting and mining Chicken
Creek with the Pedro Dredge, a bucket line gold dredge that is now a National Historic Site. Some
of the historic gold camp and many of the gold mining relics are preserved in an outdoor museum and open to the public.
The small town of Chicken is an outpost in the wilderness with a handful of hearty souls savoring the raw Alaska ...
dog sledding... gold propecting... ghosts of last century's Alaska gold rush, including Anne Purdy who wrote the acclaimed book
"Tisha"... the Fortymile caribou herd... a float trip on the very historic and scenic 40Mile Wild &
Scenic River... Arctic grayling fishing... fields of brilliant fireweed... wolves... the Northern Lights or Midnight Sun... a gold
pan full of gold nuggets... take your pick, it's all here!. And it can easily be explored from your doorstep in this Alaska RV park,
campground and cabins.
The Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost
At the "Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost", you can explore the history of this early Alaska gold rush community,
tour the gold dredge and mining museum, view an actual working Alaska gold mine, experience the thrill of panning
or mining your own gold or recreational mining and prospecting for gold nuggets on our claims,
and enjoy an espresso in the Outpost while you browse the many handmade gifts: jewelry, clothing,
carvings, paintings, pottery and other Alaska made gifts.
Enjoy wood-fired pizza and an Alaskan micro-brew on the deck with other guests and perhaps some live, local music;
stay the night in the RV park/campground or rent a room or log cabin and the
next day enjoy a kayak trip on the 40Mile river or some recreational
gold mining, suction dredging or gold panning after an egg and sausage souffle breakfast and tasty fresh baked
scones with a mocha or latte in the cafe. Chicken is completely "off the grid", so you can expect a
somewhat rustic but comfortable wilderness adventure.
In keeping with the quirky, fun-loving character of the community, the folks at Chicken Gold Camp put on a music
festival every June, usually the 2nd weekend. Chickenstock Music Festival started as a one night, one band local get-together in 2007, but now is one of
Alaska's better known summer weekend music gatherings with 15+ bands entertaining nearly 1000 guests. We have added an aerial
"chicken peep" drop for the kids, contests for kids of all ages (2 to 92), food & drinks, camping and of coarse the chicken dance
led by our own 'chickaneers'. Chickenstock 2015 was recorded live; the CD will be available starting at Chickenstock 2016, the
10th annual event which will be held June 10th and 11th.
We invite you to explore our Web site to see the RV park and facilities, the beauty of the area and the many ways to enjoy it.
A slide show can be viewed; dozens of large photographs have been posted to allow you to see what Chicken, Alaska
and the area are all about.
To see what we're up to on a daily basis year-round, we also have a blog,
and several facebook pages: Chicken
Gold Camp, Pedro Dredge
and Chickenstock Music Festival.
If you have any questions, you'll find that we're easy to get in touch with, and easy to talk to - we'd love to
be part of your Alaska adventure! Our friendly staff can provide community history, suggest where to find gold, direct you to more
tourist information and provide answers to FAQ.
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Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost
Chicken, Alaska 99732
Phone April-Oct: 907-782-4427
Winter mobile: 907-399-0005