RESERVATIONS are now REQUIRED for ANYONE ARRIVING at Chicken Gold Camp at any point before 11am on Thursday. Please go to to make your reservations! If you plan to camp on Thursday night, upon arrival you will need to register and pay for camping inside the Gold Camp office before being assigned parking. Camping is Free on Friday & Saturday for ticket holders in the free camping area.

All CAMPING is on a first come first service basis and assigned by our parking attendant. If you arrive and park before 11am on any given day of Chickenstock week, expect to pay for the camping of the night before. For example, if you arrive at 7am on Friday morning and you park yourself, then you will be expected to pay for camping fees for Thursday night. If you don’t want to pay, then wait in line until the parking attendant can get you parked. The attendant will begin parking people at 11am each day.

All reservable camping spots inside the gates 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 (1/4mile) to festival:

Chicken Gold Camp RV Park & Cabins

*Reservable space is all full for 2022 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 & Saturday (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