Chicken has grown...its population has not. And the road to Chicken is paved...from Tok, but not from Dawson. In 1998, the Chicken Dredge (alias Pedro Dredge), which mined Chicken Creek from 1959 to 1967, was moved to the center of town where the Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost is now located. Besides the dredge, which can be toured, there is now an espresso bar & internet cafe, nice campground with a shower or two, rooms and a cabin or two and a cool gift store at the same location. And they have kayak rentals, panning for gold and mining for gold.
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There is always some controversy in Chicken...the latest seems to be over whether or not the name should be changed to "DUCK". Seems some of the residents are disappointed in the lack of resident chickens.