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Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken, AK 99732
+1 907-782-4427
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Went up for a weekend to do a little gold panning and had a great time! The Outpost was a really... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Victor N M
Chicken themed

This place makes a lot of its town name. The tourist stores are full of chicken themed... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Edward W
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Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost (CGC), an RV park and campground which includes a historic bucket line gold dredge listed as a National Historic Site, is located in the center of the small, wilderness community of Chicken Alaska. In addition to the 70 sites (20 or 30 amp) which have picnic tables and fire rings, there is a water fill-up station, dump station and clean showers. CGC also provides cabins and rooms with various combinations of single to king beds. There is a restaurant, serving home made entries, wood-fired pizza, beer and wine, and an espresso bar serving fine Alaska roasted coffee, smoothies/frosts and hand-dipped ice cream. CGC also offers an excellent gift store and gallery showcasing Alaska and Yukon native art & crafts as well as Chicken-themed items, a wide selection of jewelry, pottery, clothing, hand-made knives, ulus, prints and original paintings, collectables, etc. Daily tours of the Pedro dredge and the accompanying historical gold mining display are provided. CGC has also been one of the few places in Alaska to offer recreational gold mining (from gold panning to suction dredging), including equipment rentals and free instruction. Gold panning and free lessons are offered on location at stand up troughs. FREE WiFi is provided throughout the park, on the decks and in the restaurant. FREE firewood is included with camping. Kayak rentals are available for use on the nearby Fortymile Wild & Scenic River.
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“fun stop” (3 reviews)
“pan for gold” (4 reviews)
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1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken, AK 99732
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went up for a weekend to do a little gold panning and had a great time! The Outpost was a really cool place to visit and see all of their chicken items. They obviously love their chickens. Fun to shop around and just see how...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This place makes a lot of its town name. The tourist stores are full of chicken themed memorabilia, and while a little bit funny, this place shouldn't be planned for a lot of time spent.More

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Mike B, Owner at Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

I am not sure why you chose to post this review to our business as we focus on fine Alaska original art and gifts....not "chicken-themed memorabilia". We also provide recreational gold mining outings, historical tours, a free mining museum, kayak river adventures, wood-fired pizza and...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Found this to be a fun stop, photo ops everywhere. Kids loved it and did some gold panning. Gift shop had great selection. Quite a good time and we will be stopping again.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure I'd make a special trip to Chicken, although I know a lot of people do. It's a bit out of the way unless you are going to pan for gold, visit Eagle or Dawson City. However, if you happen to be in...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

There are 3 parts to Chicken. The first one has a gift store with lots of tee shirts. Great selection and prices. Don't camp here, the campsite is rough. The second entrance by the dredge is where you want to camp. Beautiful spot. Showers are...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We left Tok heading to Dawson City, YT and stopped here on the way (the only place you can stop) and explored the area. Great history and stories abound about the gold rush and what the early pioneers did to survive and hopefully find pay...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Gold Camp & Outpost is a great stop along the Taylor Highway and it's great to learn why the town's called Chicken. The gold aspect is great too, adding to an exciting trip to Alaska!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The gift shop was full of Alaska made items at very reasonable prices. We ate lunch of a half sandwich and soup of the day, which was Chicken Tortilla Soup. The food was fresh made and delicious. We highly recommend checking this business out when...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

They had closed early the night before, so we had to wait until they opened the next morning in order to be able to see inside. Most things were quite expensive. No food items here.More

Thank robertar887
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M B, Owner at Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Roberta- Your visit to Chicken was a little late...we had already closed for the season. You were able to "see inside" because we were here doing year-end inventory. We do serve meal, espresso, baked goods, etc, but only when we are officially open. We set...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had a great time in this unique place in Alaska. We spent the night. A moose was next to our campsite. We shopped in the gift shop buying chicken feed that was guaranteed to have gold in it. We ate breakfast and saw about...More

Thank JAMES L
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