This is probably our fourth year staying at Hickiwan Trails RV Park and find this park is still on our “A-list” of places to stay in Arizona. We try to spend at least a week here with the friends we travel with and an $85 weekly price with full hookups, who can beat that? In another post, it was said that the long time husband and wife managers have moved on but that is only half true as one of them still manages the park, and she still has a wonderful attitude. It was also said that the park looked shabby and rundown, but we found it clean, weed free, restrooms, showers and laundromat clean and in good order. I ride my UTV right out of the park into the desert. I hope the previous comment poster comes back again to see that the park is in fine shape.
This is NOT the place to camp unless you are very desperate. It is a mobile home park with about six sites with large trees and is badly suitable for slide-outs because they have this concrete “patio” that you cannot park on making it half the width you need. The only reason I was able to park was that I had my pick of all the available spots and with my 35ft. Toy Hauler it took awhile. I did not use any of the other facilities. I would have given it another half star if it was $15 a night.
We have camped here a few time before when it was not a KOA but part of Boomtown. The people were friendly but they seem to have no idea what is going on. Three weeks ago we asked for a spot and when we got to our spot it was already occupied and had to change. Then on June 30 we came back and ask for a site without anyone near as we have a toyhauler and need to unload our quads. Well that too was a non-happening and were next to people on both sides in a park that was only 25% full at best. By the way there was not a level spot as the park has "sinks" right where the wheels park and way out of level. The Casino is OK but but I now prefer Terribles only 3 mile West and with a smaller but better camping place. It is too bad because I visit the area often.
This is nice park for one night on the way to a destination. The spaces are tight and back-ins only. The concrete pads are good but we a bit short so do not bring anything longer than 34ft as it may stick out. Also a little traffic noise from Hwy.99 and an occasional choo choo train goes bye. Cable is just OK.
We spent one week here over Independence Day with 5 trailers in our group. All of us were in Toy Haulers and we could ride our Rhinos and quads right out of the park into the forest. The area for riding was dusty but we still had a great time The campground has pull troughs but is heavily treed and if you had a big rig (our biggest was 40 ft.) there are low hanging branches so be VERY careful. Full hookups were good but there are no pads …it is all dirt but a friendly park. Verizon cell does not work but ATT will work and a Sat.dish is hard to get located due to the trees. We will be back.
This is a very nice place to spend time in the Winter. Super Wal-Mart is close, and lots of restaurants. If you like to ride quads this is an excellent place to ride out from as I have a Toy Hauler with a quad and a Yamaha Rhino. The sand riverbed is like a pathway to more areas to visit. If you are coming from California you will want to buy your diesel in Arizona and NOT in California because it was $0.40 less. The Internet was only available in the office. We were here for 10 days and had a great time.
This is a very nice place to stay. The long term residences were very nice and helpful with any questions we had about the area. We carry in our “Toy Hauler” a quad and a Yamaha Rhino and like to ride right out of our site and we were not disappointed at all. It seems as though every other site, park model or not, had a quad so I felt right at home and the respect for others with dust and noise was very respectful. We spent 10 days here and plan to return. The restaurant was great and prime rib night was great. If you are coming from California, please WAIT to get diesel in Arizona and NOT in California as the price is about $0.40 less
We had a good night's stop, but did not have the opportunity to visit the area in Banning. The mountain views were great. If you have a tall rig be careful as some trees may get in the way if you park in the back. Wireless Internet was $6 per day. The sewer was way in the back, so an extension to your hose is a plus. We would stay here again.
This RV park is a nice place to camp for an over night stay to get off of Highway 99. Easy to level on the gravel pull throughs and has full hook ups. The only thing a little weird is the the dump tube is sideways and requires a fitting to get connected. I say it is only good for an over night stay is because there is not much to do in the area except the park next door.