Walker Fork Campground, Chicken, AK

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  1. Suz

    Suz New Member

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    Walker Fork Campground is approx. 20 miles north of Chicken on the gravel Taylor Highway. The mountain road is narrow in spots and has soft shoulders and very steep drop offs. There were a lot of large motorhomes and campers, so travelling this far north is not recommended for those not comfortable with heights or narrow roads. The views were phenomenal - some of the best this state has to offer.

    The campground is on the left just after the Walker Fork Bridge. There are 24 individual sites several of which border the river. The bathrooms were the cleanest I have seen and the camp hosts were very accommodating - even offering free firewood. There are no hookups, but potable water is available. There are a few pavilions and some tent foundations for those camping old-school.

    The best fishing is near the Walker Fork bridge when the water is low. After about 2 hours, we had 7 grayling in the bag -plenty for dinner. We were there late August, so blueberries were ripe and ready. The town of Chicken (if you can call it a town) is tiny and adorable and the scenery here makes the drive completely worth it.

    Gold panning is big here; lessons and supplies are offered in the gift shops in Chicken. We got skunked.

    I hear floating the rivers in the area is a good time, but we didn't prepare well enough to get the kayaks wet.

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