The Taylor Highway in Alaska runs 96 miles from Tetlin Junction
to Jack Wade Junction on the border with the Yukon Territory in Canada.
The Taylor Highway, Alaska Route 5, is mostly paved for the first 60 miles but reverts to a well
maintained gravel highway that meanders on another 100 miles into the historic Fortymile Mining
District of Alaska's interior. Access is from the Alaska Highway near Tetlin Junction, about 11
miles south of Tok heading southeast on the Alaska Highway. The northern end of the Taylor Highway
terminates in the town of Eagle, Alaska.
NOTE: The Taylor Highway is closed to automobile traffic from October through April,
but is commonly traveled by snowmachine's in the wintertime.
Taylor Highway Camping in Alaska!
the chance comes up for camping along the Taylor Highway in Alaska you have plenty of options
to look at. Want to go totally rustic? Well you just came to the right location as the Taylor
Highway has many places along it's 160 mile journey where you can pull over and stay for awhile
but we'll get to that in a minute.
Some of us tend to take the kitchen sink along as we pack the family into the
RV and stuff every conceivable luxury imaginable all around ourselves than head off into the
Alaska wilderness in search of that perfect camping spot complete with electric lights, satellite
tv, hot showers and golly gee yes a cafe would b nice cuz we can't find the cooking utensils
in all this gear.
If this sound kinda familiar to you than we have something in common. Stop searching for the
perfect campsite as there is just the right spot located in the little town of Chicken where
all the luxuries of home await us rugged, hard core Alaskan RV'er. Chicken
Gold Camp & Outpost is just the ticket we seek. Who would expect to find a full
service RV resort with 20 amp service, pull through sites and yes, wireless internet is available
there too. Be sure to check out Chicken Gold Camp for
your hard core Taylor Highway camping trip where the amenities are a real treat to find deep
in Alaska's rugged man-sized out-of-this-world wilderness hideout... you'll love it.
Campsites Along the Taylor Highway in Alaska
West Fork Campground located at Mile Post 49 on the Taylor Highway has 7 pull-through
sites and 18 back-in ones as well. While there are no hookups available nor dump station there
are those infamous campground outhouses.
Walker Fork Campground located at Mile Post 82 on the Taylor Highway has 18
sites and more of those grand outhouses that campers have come to love.
Eagle Campground located at Mile Post 160 on the Taylor Highway has 18 sites
and several more of those comfy outhouses that we just never seem to forget.
Roadside Camping on Public Lands — Taylor Highway
No permit or fee is required for short-term camping (less than 10 days in one location) outside
of established campgrounds as long as such camping does not involve commercial activities.
While the vast majority of public lands in the Fortymile region are open to camping, a few
special restrictions apply to public lands adjacent to the Fortymile National Wild, Scenic and
Recreational River. Camping is prohibited at the following sites along the Taylor Highway:
- Logging Cabin Creek Bridge located at Mile Post 43 of the Taylor Highway
- West Fork Bridge located at Mile Post 49 of the Taylor Highway
- Mosquito Fork Bridge located at Mile Post 64 of the Taylor Highway
- South Fork Bridge located at Mile Post 75 of the Taylor Highway
- Walker Fork Bridge located at Mile Post 82 of the Taylor Highway
- Fortymile Bridge located at Mile Post 112 of the Taylor Highway
- King Creek located at Mile Post 119 of the Taylor Highway
- Columbia Creek located at Mile Post 124 of the Taylor Highway
- The area along Jack Wade Creek between Walker Fork Campground located at Mile Post
82 and Warner Creek located at Mile Post MP 92 is closed to camping.