Important note
about camping


Reservations can be made up through Wednesday of festival week only! If you plan to camp on Thursday, upon arrival you will need to register and pay for camping inside the Gold Camp office to be assigned parking. The FREE camping area is on a first come first serve basis beginning on Friday. All reservable camping spots and cabins are FULL at Chicken Gold Camp for Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Please do not contact them asking for availability as there is already a VERY long waiting list.

Chicken has 3 businesses located at MP 66 Taylor Highway – all 3 are within easy walking distance to festival (all within 1/4 mile of each other):

Chicken Gold Camp RV Park & Cabins

*Reservable space is all full for 2020 and there is a long waiting list. Check back here for any announcements on changes to this situation rather than contacting Chicken Gold Camp directly*

*Free first come first serve free camping on Friday & Saturfday (assigned upon arrival) at the festival grounds will be available with ticket purchase as usual.

Goldpanner RV Park & Rooms (DBA Town of Chicken)

The Chicken Saloon (DBA Downtown Chicken)

Overnight Camping options a bit further away:

BLM overnight Campgrounds

West Fork Campground at – MP 49
Walker Fork Campground at – MP 82

Day Parking Locations

Chicken Ridge Trailhead Parking area & ATV loading ramp

Between the Mosquito Fork Bridge and Chicken, opposite the Chicken Ridge Trailhead – MP 65
A large parking area meant for large hunters rigs and ATV trailers.
Chickenstock does not allow any ATV trailers in their free camping area due to space restrictions, all trailers must be stored elsewhere and this is the recommended location for that.

South Fork Cowden (Lost Chicken) Dredge Trailhead

At Chicken BLM Field Station MP – 68
Small day-use parking area on both sides of the Taylor Highway (No overnight camping allowed at the BLM Parking pad)

Mosquito Fork Bridge Wayside

At the Mosquito Fork Bridge – MP 64
Small day-use parking area on both sides of the Mosquito Fork River (No overnight camping allowed in the BLM Wayside)

South Fork Bridge Wayside

At the South Fork Bridge – MP 75
Large boat launch parking area

Chicken Post Office has ample day-use parking available starting at 5pm on Friday (after the post office closes). (No overnight camping allowed) – MP 66