Definitely a no frills campground, but it met our needs. Bathrooms were clean, but needed updating. Friendly and helpful staff. Stayed here 2 nights while visiting Big Bend National Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nothing fancy, gravel, sparse dry grass and dust. There are trees but not big enough to do much. Facilities old but very clean. Nice setting and price. I guess if you want fancy and trees, there is an option down the road for $10+ / night more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very dusty, and it was very windy during our stay. I'm told it's typically breezy but this was unusually strong. Very little to do. WiFi worked well, cable TV had something like 6 channels, I suppose better than nothing. I was warned to watch out for snakes, I did not see any but was wary. I did see deer in the park near dusk. Manager is in a motorhome in front. Way too many nit-picky rules. Owner seems to have a big problem if you bring along a motorcycle. I won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My second stay here over a six year period and I really can't see that it's much different than 2005. Staff is friendly, beautiful views and stars at night, yet only 5 minutes or so to downtown Alpine. I'm not big on pools or fancy clubhouses and appreciate not having to pay for amenities I wouldn't use. I'm in a site furthest from the office and the Wi-Fi works well and is now included in the daily rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little park, out of town and very quiet. Deer running thru the park at sunset. Great staff, not sure what the previous review was about. The Gals were great! They check up several times a day and are very friendly! Clean lavs, and laundry, outdated but very clean. Nice location to see historic sites and Big bend NP. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've been full-timing since 2001 and this is one of the more stranger RV Parks that we've ever encountered. Basically you feel as if you're in some type minimum prison camp. The owner lady has definitely been sitting in the saddle too long. Not even allowed to use their restrooms and too many other nitpicking rules. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park and Alpine have really gone downhill. I was put by two trailers full of oil-field workers with non muffled pickups, with the promise that I'd be moved to the back when there was space. I was not, and ANOTHER trailer of oilfield workers was put across from me. I had my head "bitten off" for helping a lady unhook her trailer, and left with nearly a full month of rent paid. I'll never pay cash again. I'll never return to Alpine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When I first arrived at the park I thought "I drove to Alpine for this"? The park is unremarkable esthetically. It didn't take long to love the place. The first night under the stars was remarkable. The mountain views are great. The people in the office helped us find an emergency vet for our dog and someone to come fix our tire on the RV. We were in one of the end spots, #10, and it was like being camped on a prairie. There are a couple of permanent resident RVs that need attention and there is some clutter/junk that is typical of a farm or ranch that should be taken out of view. We would stay here again as a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice camp hosts, incredible scenery, and perfect weather during our week in the area. A good spot if you are self contained with your rig and do not need the frills of some other locations. In response to the review regarding slow Wi-Fi... they have a satellite internet connection which causes slow connections. We received digital Verizon coverage on REV-A but distance to the tower slowed streaming speeds a little. Lots are natural gravel/ dirt with trimmed wild grass in between spots. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just a quick overnight stay for us, but the owners were very friendly in staying up past 8pm to welcome us and escort us to our site. Can't comment too much on the amenities as we only stayed here until 6am the next morning. Our gravel site was very level and hooking up in the dark was fairly easy because of the placement of things. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Big Bend National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This little park is a little out of the way off the main highway, but well worth the drive. The sites are dirt/gravel with some grass and some trees. Very nice views of the mountains. It is on a working ranch, and it was nice and quiet for our overnight stay, without all the "lights" that you experience in other parks. The front office person was very nice, and very helpful. We travel with two very spoiled cats, and they loved being able to "talk" with the cats that roamed free in this park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park, all gravel drives and sites. Close to town. Friendly staff. Have a 45' with trailer and had to drop trailer in another area which was no problem. Nothing fancy but the price reflects that. Wi-Fi is $2.50 a day and kind of slow at times, not sure why that is. Limited cable stations. Great scenery of the Davis Mountains and a great spot to do day trips out of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, quiet, and blissfully dark park on the north side of Alpine. A delightful host welcomed us and offered to keep the office open late so that we could exchange books. Nothing fancy, but fairly large and level gravel sites with trees and nice views of the mountains. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We discovered this RV park and stayed for 5 days so we could get our mail. Not a lot of amenities but this seems to be our favorite kind of park. Clean, neat level sites, good power and water, clean laundry and the nicest staff. We are not fans of the "stack'm and pack'm" parks and don't need pool, spa, shuffleboard, etc. This little park is great and we would come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice little park on the north edge of town. Owner was very friendly and called a local restaurant to check if it was open; however, as mentioned in the previous post, was very strong on the 5MPH speed limit. Once we we set up, we were greeted by three beautiful and friendly campground cats, so I assume that's the reason for the speed limit concern. The pull throughs were of adequate size, hookups centrally located and satellite cable (11 channels) was provided. We didn't hear the coyotes, but were surrounded by coveys of quail each morning. We'd stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is clean and well maintained, but the rules apply only to the guests. We stayed here over the Christmas Holidays and did have a good time in the Alpine area. We will go back but will stay at the Lost Alaskan next time. The rest rooms arn't opened till after 9:00 am and shut down at 7:00pm. Hard to use if you want to get an early start. The speed limit is strictly inforced unless your "the owner" running your own dog in a golf cart at 15 mph (5mph to all others). One way traffic unless you work here then it doesn't apply. Do as we say NOT AS WE DO applies. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After a year, I am finally getting around to ranking this campground. We were on our way to cook in the big Terlingua International Chili Cook-off Nov 2004 & stayed one night at this park. The people that own it are apparently ranchers. We called ahead to get directions & were advised that they would meet us at the office. By the time we arrived, it was a cold, cold, windy night & even sleeting. We got to the office before the owners, but once they arrived, we got checked in & got a site. It was miserable hooking up in the extreme cold, wind & sleet, but finally we managed. There were only about 3 campers there at the time. We never had the time to really check out their facilities but we do know they had added a new building with tv. The campground overall, appeared pretty new, very clean & the lady that checked us in was very nice. The campground does offer a beautiful view. We would have no problem staying there again sometime. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We went to this RV camp beause it advertised "beautiful southwestern desert views" and
"360 mountain views,"--we were not dissapointed. The camp is located on highway 118, about 3 miles north of Alpine. It is located on a "working cattle ranch" with the park fenced off from the grazing lands. At night you can hear the cries of coyotes, and the moos of cattle. Trees offer some shade in the daytime. The 4783' elevation of the park means somewhat cooler temperatures and lower humidity than much of south Texas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In all fairness it is difficult to provide a balanced review of La Vista. On the one hand if you are looking for a secluded RV site, outside town and away from the noise and bustle that offers a great view, fresh air and wide open skies…La Vista is for you! We enjoyed all of the foregoing aspects of the park very much. For a small park they have a nice, clean and well maintained little common building that, for a 12-14 site park, is more than adequate with 2 showers per gender, one clothes washer, one clothes dryer, and a nice recreation room. Sites are mostly downhill, gravel, but are workable. All are long and will more than accommodate a big rig. There is no pool, no playground equipment and basically no infrastructure any kind. We booked our reservation by e-mail and everything was efficient. Now the downsides, and there are several. There is virtually no cell phone service, TV reception or Wi-Fi. We tried the Wi-Fi several time, had almost no signal, then were dropped. No local TV at all, bring your satellite dish if TV is important to you. Rules regarding pets are loose, with amble “evidence” in sites and common areas. The park had three long term campers when we were there, and I believe there were close to a dozen dogs shared by the group to augment the roaming cats. We never saw a host or owner during our entire stay, so we can not comment about service. Several small but preventable issues detracted from our enjoyment, including long term campers monopolizing the washer/dryer, some construction work disturbing the tranquility, and two very large and scary looking dogs brought by the construction workers that were not on a leash and kept my frightened wife indoors the entire day and resulted in us cutting our trip short. On balance and with all the “warts” we would stay at La Vista again. We would happily take the shortcomings of La Vista over the higher price and somewhat “uppity” park in Town where we had stayed for almost a decade. Butt if TV, cell phone, Wi-Fi and infrastructure are important to you then you had better select another park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is not for everyone since it’s small, older, remote, and rugged with no recreational facilities such as a pool or playground. I would not recommend this park for children. Some sites have 50amp connections but not all of them worked when we were there. The sites are long and wide gravel/grass. Most sites have a large picnic table. A single small building houses the bathrooms/showers, laundry, kitchen, and a small sitting area. All were very neat and clean. There’s 1 washer and 1 dryer, $1.00 each. A code is required to enter the building to access the facilities. The park is very dark at night. If you want activity, stay somewhere else. If you want peace and quiet with a beautiful view, this is the place! Very nice owners. Located 6 miles south of Alpine on Texas 118 so it’s away from town but not too far. We had no cell phone service with AT&T. We would definitely stay here again. Free Wi-Fi with a low signal strength but a very steady connection. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine. The views are awesome! Quiet -- no pool or playground to attract kids, very little highway noise. We were here a week and only saw the owner once, when she came to get our money. Seemed very nice. The little rec room/ laundry was locked but it looked nice peeking through the window. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it. Alpine is a great little city! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 2 nights on the way out of Big Bend to get groceries in Alpine. It was a great little park to spend a night or two. Just 6 miles down the road from Alpine. Beautiful views of the surrounding hills, very quiet. Nice owner. Best showers we've seen anywhere. Would definitely stay here again. Rate was under $20/night with Escapees discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very quiet and rural, with a great view and lots of wildlife. WiFi was very good after first day (there had been severe weather that probably knocked the modem offline), and the manager is very friendly. It is close enough to town to run in for dinner or groceries without making it an expedition, but if you want to make expeditions there are plenty of interesting places within an easy day's drive. Our only complaint (not the park's fault) is that our AT&T cellphones got no signal here, but with excellent broadband WiFi we just used VoIP. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little park S of Alpine. Nice rec room with cooking facilities and a refrigerator. Wi-fi worked well. Extremely quiet and a great place to watch the stars. Friendly owners who gave a Good Sam discount, even though Good Sam wouldn't officially accept the park because it wasn't big enough. Sites required wood blocks under our leveling jacks, so they could have been a bit more level, but potential drainage issues might necessitate a bit more slope in this area. Would happily stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great view and very quiet. Especially nice at night as the stars are clear due to no streetlights We found it to be ideal for our purposes as it was conveniently located to make day trips to Big Bend and the MacDonald Observatory as well as the University. The owner was very pleasant and helpful and lives within view of the CG. It had one long term resident and the remaining sites were used by travellers for short term stays. It is at an altitude of one mile and that is 1000 foot climb from Alpine. The only caveat I can think of is that it would not be a great place for children who are accustomed to being entertained as there is no playground pool or cable TV. We will go back there for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tthe roads are not paved, but no one speeds. The view is perfect, the nights are cool, and the days are hot. Wild life is everywhere (quail,mule deers,jack rabits,cotton tails,white tails,wild hogs,cows). 6 1/2 miles south of Alpine on highway 118. There is not a lot to do for children, but it's great if you want peace and quite and rest your soul from the hustle of life, sky at night is so nice you just sit and look w/your mouth wide open. It is about 5200 ft. up so you'll need a jacket at night. All sites are pull thru's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 4 nights at this park and were very happy with our stay. It was very clean and neat. The people in the office and in the park were helpful and friendly. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We read about this park before we arrived in Alpine at the review site and looked at the maps. This was the closest park to town (1.5 miles) and had a pool. It is well laid out, very friendly staff, nice sized clean showers with a bench but only one hook. The pool was closed. A well maintained place, clean laundry room, and a clean 'adult' room. There is a playground, a tent area with shades for the tents, a blocked off "star gazing" area with plastic chairs, horse shoe pits, an area to wash your rig and a fenced area to play with your dog if you wish. A very pleasant place. We'd go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is north of Alpine, but close to everything has about 93 sites with full hookups and some tent sites. The campground has a pool, playground, laundry, recreation room, gift shop, and bath house. Check in was quick, informative and they drive you to your site. Free Wi-fi/cable and the internet was very good. A number of restaurants are near by and it is close to Fort Davis and the Museum of Big Bend at the local University. Nice stay. Cost with Good Sam was $30 for a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly new park. Office staff was very helpful and, if you pull in after office hours, there is a sign directing you to open sites and to just register in the morning. Sites are sufficiently long. There is a fenced dog area that was clean and safe. The laundry was immaculate. Quiet country atmosphere. We would stay here again if in the area. Price reflects Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park which has good sized sites that accommodate all sizes of units. This park also has the best campground hosts (all of them!) we have ever met. Great people and the owner who recently took over the property is super involved and has some good ideas to improve the campground more. WiFi for us was iffy but that issue should go away with the improvements. We really like the park and the area and we will stay again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent park from the first experience. The people registering us, camp helpers, were extremely enthusiastic and helpful about what to do in the area. I really like and appreciate that. It was very well laid out, easy to get in and out. Bathrooms were immaculate. Shower area good and had strong hot water! As in most everywhere we go, wifi is weak, especially in the evening when others are downloading their Skype and movies. Enjoyed the new bar at the hotel downtown and Big Bend is in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Upon checking we noticed how clean and well laid out the park was with lots of trees around. The staff was super friendly and we briefly met the owner. He was very interested in making sure we were close to the far end of the park for our dogs, etc. Large sites, level, gravel, cute star gazing area, RV wash pit, horseshoe area. Easy access. We will go back here on our way out of the Big Bend NP. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with a good layout and facilities. The owners/managers are very helpful. Laundry and showers are clean and spacious. The Wi-Fi is strong but they have so many restrictions it can really only be used for Email. Would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Trees in West TX, who knew? Very nice park. Did not get a 10 as trees need trimming in sites. If you are a big rig and have multiple slides you probably will have issues. Also on gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
BY FAR the best campground in the area. We spent three nights there and loved it. In our daily adventures we went by a few of the other RV parks in the area and like I first stated the Lost Alaskan is BY FAR the best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff were super friendly. The restrooms and other common areas were clean and functional. The sites were plenty long for my rig and tow, and it felt like I had plenty of side to side space as well (though it was not very crowded during my visit). Location was convenient for exploring Alpine/Ft Davis/Marfa region. Gripes: Wi-Fi was slow (despite being parked right next to a repeater)... but my Verizon 4G worked very well in this area. The water pressure was a bit low... c'est la vie. There were long-termers, but they blend in pretty well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy well marked access from the Highway-hard pack gravel interior roads with most sites pull through. Price is with an Excapees discount. Assorted pine and other trees at each site with picnic table. Lots of room to maneuver. Sites are dirt with gravel with some grass. The area is in a drought so grass is not doing well Utilities are accessible and worked fine. I have been here several times in the past and the pool has never been open. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Restrooms and club house spotless. Didn’t use their wifi. Close to town and all the sites in the area (Ft. Davis, Big Bend, Marfa lights, McDonald Observatory). Several long term folks have moved in and the park is moving from an RV park to a trailer park. Since it’s the best park in the area, I will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really liked this campground. The staff was very friendly. Since we were in a Scamp 19 ft 5th wheel, we especially enjoyed the large meeting room. The weather was bad and I was able to do yoga in that room. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice camp ground. Very friendly staff. All spots level with adequate spacing. Rest room & shower room spotless. They were full the night we stopped by (Cowboy Poetry Gathering) so my rate was for dry camping. Would go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has over 90 E/W/S RV sites plus tent camping on a desert gravel lot. There is a pool (only open in summer), laundry ($1.25 & 1.50), adult game room, free slow Wi-Fi (with a ½ page list of “do not do” rules), 12 free cable channels (coax cables on sale at office), no open fires permitted. The campground hosts are most pleasant and helpful. In a binder they have compiled a list of menus from many of the restaurants in town (the guacamole at Casitas is divine!). It is an easy 2 hour drive from Alpine to Big Bend National Park. Consider stocking up on food and especially diesel, as the latter is grossly overpriced in the Big Bend area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park, friendly hosts. Nice large sites, worked real well for our 40' motor home. Site got a little muddy after a rain and could use some more compacted gravel but over all, this is a very nice park, we would positively come back. Fellow campers were nice except for one IDIOT with IOWA license plates on a travel trailer who was a dog hater and had an anti dog sign on his rig. You don't see this type of miserable BUFFOON very often, most RVers love dogs and are friendly people. This FOOL needs to stay in IOWA and out of Texas! Other than this incident, our stay was great! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the Lost Alaskan RV Park in Alpine, Texas last winter and it was a good experience. The facility and rest rooms were very clean the staff does an excellent job maintaining the facility. The people who work there are friendly and helpful and will accommodate the requests of their guests. Lost Alaskan is close to Alpine which is a very nice and clean town with many activities. The park is also located where it is an easy drive to the McDonald Observatory. I would recommend this park to anyone who wants to visit the Big Bend area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pleasant staff who guided us to site. Site was level stone with on-site well pruned trees and grass. Sites are wide and long. Perhaps due to drought, grass was sparse. Laundry room was clean and tidy as was bath house. Quiet at night. There is a stockade fence ring with chairs inside for star gazing, and night sky is beautiful in Alpine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Level gravel sites, good water and electric. Very nice pool. I liked this place, very quite. Self service RV wash pad was available for $3, but my family seemed to be the drought busters and rain was in the forecast. Star gazer pit available, and we had the telescope with us, but too cloudy to use. This place has spacious sites, is very nice and we would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed 6 nights and would stay again. The sites are large with trees, patio and some grass. The pool was clean and offered water feature for kids. It was quiet and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bath house contains men's and women's restrooms with showers, laundry room, and a meeting room. The bathrooms were very clean as was the laundry room. The office also contains a small selection of gifts and limited RV supplies (tank chemicals, water hoses, etc.). They have the Paw Paw Park for dogs; guests are good about picking up after their pets. Each site has 50 & 30 amp hookups, cable TV, sewer and water hookups, and a picnic table at each site. Full-time residents have back-up sites; the rest of the sites are pull-through. We don't have a slide on our travel trailer, but saw many rigs that did have one to three slides extended without problem. Large shade trees at all the sites. The area has been in severe drought for several months, but the staff keeps the trees watered. It is fairly quiet; we woke up to songbirds and dove calling as the sun came up. In the mountains, so not as hot as areas in the Permian Basin. This is the cleanest, nicest, best run RV park I have visited. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with good roads going to sites that are long, spacious and level. The showers, laundry, and recreation room are in one big building and everything is clean and well maintained. WiFi and cell service were both good. Cable TV is limited. There are lots of pine trees. This has been a dry year so the grass is brown, but they are trying to keep some going at a few sites. Big Bend Park is a bit of a drive, but I think this is the best park around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week and were pleasantly surprised by this RV park and the town of Alpine. The park had some nice shade trees, level sites and the staff was very friendly. Good Wi-Fi and decent laundry facility. Some of the sites had concrete patios which would be a real plus as it can be a bit dusty here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed two nights. Nice, level, gravel sites with a little shade. Very nice people. Helped me with a truck problem and let me stay beyond checkout while waiting for Affordable Towing. So nice I came back after the truck was repaired at A.G. Services in town. Office was closed so I took my old site and will pay in the morning. Certainly recommend. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Would have rated this park higher, but the premier site we were in was being renovated and was all muddy our entire stay. Very friendly staff and most helpful. Liked the location and used as a base for exploring McDonald Observatory, Ft. Davis, Big Bend and Marfa. Cute little town. Felt the rate very high, even with Good Sam Discount for this time of year and would have been higher if the upgrades had been completed. Would stay here again, but definitely NOT in one of their premium sites, not worth the extra bucks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown Good Sam discount. Site was a long gravel pull through. Good spacing between sites. Limited cable TV channels. WiFi had a good signal, but can only be used for email and site browsing. No Skype or downloading video files allowed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our 2nd time here. Easy well marked access off the Highway. Easy to maneuver and spaces are long with ample space between sites. Good paved interior roads with gravel sites. Brick table at each site with all utilities working properly. Staff was friendly and helpful. The park is the best of those in the Big Bend , Ft. Davis, Marfa, Alpine area. The owner is making improvements and the park is well maintained. Very quiet. We will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean and neat park and the staff very helpful. Sites are reasonable in size and well located. We had wildlife sightings. Campground was used as a base for the observatory, fort, and Big Bend, etc. Has limited shade. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for a rally and the hosts were very nice. For $7 you can reserve the location for washing your rig. The park is handy for Ft. Davis and Alpine. The pool was closed for the season. There is a small sitting area just for night sky viewing. The laundry was clean. The main room was available to us but I did not see a kitchen. The Wi-Fi worked well but there was a set of rules for using it so if you are needing to be on line for several hours that could present a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Took about 12 hours driving time from deep south Texas to get here at noon. It was worth the time saved to enjoy to quiet park here. Small shade trees are growing and some shade in most sites. Pool was closed, but looked very good. View to the west was nice for "flat lander eyes." Site large enough to stay hooked up overnight for early start next day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great park. The pool was closed which was a bummer, but it was the end of the season so we understood. Their choice in WiFi was disappointing, they are using HughesNet which is slow and unresponsive at times. They have a large and really nice dog play ground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
People at check-in were absolutely wonderful hosts. Great place to stay; nice grounds; sites were pretty level (gravel); rec room, bathrooms, and showers were very clean (with HOT water, too). Neat little town of Alpine to visit. Hosts recommended several things to see and do. Great museum at Sul Ross State University called Big Bend Musuem (free). Close enough for all of us to caravan to McDonald Observatory and take a guided tour. Also visited Fort Davis historical site. Our site had a pine tree on each side of us, so it was a little tight to get out without getting the coach scratched by a tree, but the neighbors did move their truck to enable to better 'wiggle' out into the street to depart. Easy entry access, though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The swimming pool was not open yet when we were here, and there was some trouble with the broadband internet. Otherwise, this was a pleasant stay. We were here for three nights. A little noisy during the day, but this is a great place to use as base camp for visiting Big Bend, Fort Davis, McDonald's Observatory, etc. Immaculate restroom and laundry facility. Managers were very accommodating and friendly. We will stay here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground. We stayed for two nights and chose it partly because of the WiFi (this was a working trip). Everything is clean and well maintained. Sites are level; easy in and out of the grounds. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The location serves as a good headquarters for the Alpine/Fort Davis/Marfa area. The campground is on the outskirts of Alpine, just a mile or so from the heart of town but still far enough out that you don't feel like you're camping in the heart of town. Has lovely vistas. Honestly, we prefer more secluded campgrounds like Davis Mountains State Park, but the WiFi access is what we needed for this trip. We would definitely stay here again. Very good experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean facilities and the hosts are very friendly and accommodating. Best park in the Ft. Davis, Alpine, Marfa area. Spent 3 days and would like to spend more time. Put this on the Do Camp list. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is beautiful offering views of the nearby mountains. There is a variety of trees throughout the park and the sites are fairly level with nice brick picnic tables. The laundry and restrooms are clean and centrally located. Fort Davis and McDonald Observatory are just up the road and The Big Bend National Park is only a couple of hours South. We stayed for five weeks from March into April and really enjoyed the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent park, especially compared to alternatives. For some it is a destination park. Honors Escapees discount as well as Good Sam. Not sure what we paid. Friendly folks. Was snowing the day we left (3/20/10). As the name suggests it is a higher altitude town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a week’s stay. Our pull-through site was generous and level. The staff was friendly, got us checked in, and promptly escorted us to our site. There is a place to recycle aluminum. The WI-FI was OK most of the time, but not always. For a nominal charge, you can wash your RV or vehicle at their wash pad. The extra cost was not a problem, but it would have been more convenient to wash our motorhome at the site rather than take it to the wash pad. The pine trees were weepy. From Alpine, to drive to Big Bend and sight-see, it is a long day trip. This is a nice campground, and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground on the edge of town. Big spaces. Easy enough to get around in. Very friendly staff. An unusual plus: they have an RV washing area (for a fee). Seem to be a lot of Sul Ross students staying at the park: they came from all over to study diverse topics and were fun to talk to. Only complaints were: the nasty stickers in a few spots. Only found a few, but one of our dogs is a real weenie, so everything comes to a halt when he finds one! However the low water pressure is the main reason this wasn't rated a "10". Also beware if you do laundry here: the dryers may not be as powerful as what you're used to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although a nice park, it is only slightly above average. We stayed a week, and enjoyed the stay. Overall it's about average for an RV park, but maybe the best in the area for facility and amenities. One complaint for our fellow travelers with dogs: there are stickers/sand-spurs in the grass area; so be careful to keep a sharp eye out for where your canine companions walk. This is our only negative. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I used this park as a base to explore the Davis Mountain area and the Big Bend National Park. It is a long drive (100 miles each way) to the national park. The points of interest in the Davis Mountains (including Fort Davis and the McDonald Observatory) are much closer. This park was a comfortable place to stay. Located just north of the town of Alpine, groceries, fuel and restaurants are within several miles. The sites are placed well back from the highway and are of an acceptable size. The Wi-Fi service provided is poor with extremely slow connections to the local server. A wash pad is provided for travelers wishing to wash their RV and other vehicles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like this park very much. The sites are roomy, the showers/rest rooms are clean and very well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only complaint is that are "stickers" in the area where one walks their dogs. However, They have a nice dog park, but again, there are stickers in spots. We enjoyed our stay and will probably return. If we return to the area, we will certainly stay here and have and will recommend it highly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location. We stayed here two nights: visited Big Bend NP from here. Excellent facilities and well cared for. Staff helpful and friendly. Would stay here again. Located outside of town a bit so you have a nice view of the mountains and surroundings. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great 3 night stay as we visited Big Bend National Park and settled down for some cold weather that got a dusting of snow !!! We chose this park because of the good reviews on this site and were not disappointed. Great friendly staff and large pull through sites with a car and RV wash station. The town of Alpine is an upscale resort type town with lots of interesting shops and some good restaurants. The original name of Alpine was Murphyville but they changed it some years ago to reflect the surrounding area. It is worth stopping for a few days to enjoy a town that has very friendly people and obviously trying to promote tourism. We took highway 90 on our way to San Antonio which is a great road for RV's and very light traffic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good campground in Alpine. Folks here are all nice and helpful. They heavily use folks that work in exchange for a camp site. Clean campground with some nice views. It is a good place to stay for a night or extended. We have stayed here three times now and all have been good. If you want to stay here during cowboy festival, then you will need reservations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Newly paved roads have made driving into and out of the park dust free. We had a site with a magnificent view of the mountains to the west. The deer came out in the morning to greet us and were not afraid of our hooking up routine. Good park and good people. Will definitely use this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is wonderful. The staff is always friendly, and the park is always clean and looking good. Absolutely the cleanest restroom facilities I have ever seen. Utilities, Wi-Fi, and cell phone reception are great. The roads recently got paved to help cut down on dust. We have stayed at this park several times, and will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife and i made reservations 2 weeks out and the lady who we dealt with on the phone was WONDERFUL. We asked for certain things..2 picnic tables because we were having a cookout and at our site was a HUGE new picnic table that would have seated 10 people. Campground was very clean and the pull thru was pretty level, NO problems. The people who were running the campground were also riding around looking to help you or clean up after someone who left a mess. They had Wi-Fi but we couldn't get it to work. Cable worked well. We can't wait to go back and stay longer. We took our lab. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy campground to get into. The roads and pads are all gravel and it's very dusty there. Add the wind that always blows in Texas and you get the picture. Basic cable was available but there was no cell service, at least for our phone. WiFi was available and free. This is a good campground for a one or two day stopover between San Antonio and El Paso. If we travel this way again and need an over-nighter, we would stop here again. The price reflects a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. The personnel are very nice and friendly and very helpful. There seems to be a lot of permanent residence but does not create a problem. The sites are gravel but most are pull through with more than enough room for toad. Nice view of mountains. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has everything we--an older couple with dogs--needs! It is clean and well kept. The managers are nice, friendly, helpful and know stuff when you ask. They are smart--there is a fenced dog area so the dogs can run free and loosen up. (Why doesn't everybody do that?) The views are beautiful and this is a good base camp for lots of interesting side trips. Just a well managed, well fitted park in a great winter Texan location. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the best park in town. Yes the site are gravel and so is the road in the park, but it's fairly level and maintained. The people at the desk are friendly and helpful. We were escorted to our site. We have two dogs and wanted to be close to the large grassy dog run so they assigned us a close site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is as good as it gets in this part of Texas where the land is sparse of trees and grass. The park has naturally gravel roads and parking sites with two evergreen and deciduous trees per site with permanent picnic benches. The staff is friendly and accommodates special requests. They do have free WiFi. There does not appear to be any long term "campers" and everything seems well maintained and neat. (800) 837-3604 We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Lost Alaskan is easy to locate and get into in Alpine. The park is arranged very well with large pull thru sites in the center of the park. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. The laundry and rest rooms are very well taken care of and clean. The office has lots of information about activities, museums, and restaurants in the area. We will return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed there once with our 2 grand daughters and once with pets. There is a nice play ground, pool and splash pad. There is a doggier park. The area is very peaceful and quiet. Deer come right up to the park. Lots of birds. The park is very clean and kept up. The showers and bath are very nice and clean, We will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 3 nights and used Alpine as a base for traveling to Big Bend and other points of interest. This is one of the finest private campgrounds we've stayed at. It was very clean, the hosts were helpful and friendly, there was a nice dog park where our dogs could play unleashed. The sites are spacious and so is the space between rows. Easy to get your RV or camper parked. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very nice park. Well laid out with generous sites, good dog walking area and close to town. The shower/restroom areas were possibly the nicest we've seen on our 4 month RV trip. The laundry was totally adequate and the whole park was obviously kept very clean and maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground and facilities were clean, and the facilities were up-to-date. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites were level and large and will accommodate large rigs. We chose this campground as a base for a tour of the Big Bend National Park. This was a long trip of over 300 miles for one day. Fort Davis is only 24 miles away and well worth the trip. We would recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park for Big Rigs. It is well maintained. The only problem is some tree spacing close to the pads. The Staff is very friendly. I would certainly recommend this park for short term or long term use. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park recently and really liked it a lot. The sites are very level and there was plenty of room for most any kind of motorhome. The staff very friendly and helpful They have a fenced in area for dogs called Paw-Paw Park. It was clean and a large area for the pooch to romp around. Their laundry area was modern and very clean. It was quiet and peaceful here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed at this park several times in the past few years and heard that it just recently changed ownership. We could definitely see a downward slide in appearance. The extra charge for wi-fi which is iffy at best and the increase in rates is not merited for what you get in exchange. We will not come back to this park again and don't recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When in Alpine, this has always been our choice. Open desert, young trees, funky but cute picnic tables. WIFI is available,didn't need, we have broadband. Gravel thru-out. There are other RV parks, but this park is clean and quiet. We stayed in our 45' Coach. Will always return to this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best there is in Alpine. Lots to see in the area. Very nice staff and well maintained. All new, professionally built buildings, with tile everywhere. Everything cleaned daily. New washers and dryers. Workampers on back row in one area. Fenced dog park and clean. Lots of room, on level sites. Good water and power. All sites have full hook-ups, with 30 and 50 amps. We stayed here a month, left for a week, then back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is on a large tract of land. All roads and sites were good gravel. Sites were long, wide, and level. Lots of trees in park but are small yet. City of Alpine about one mile south for all of your needs and good places to eat. Bathrooms and showers were spotless, very nice. Staff was nice and helpful at check in. Pool and playground equipment were new. Large cement pad to wash your RV equipment for a fee. Everything is so nice and new here. Pet park in front (Paw Paw Park). Only problem was the satellite WiFi system was too slow to be called high speed. We will return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing this park does not have is activites. Otherwise, a great place to spend a few days exploring the area. The bathhouse and showers were very clean, available 24/7. Sometimes we heard the train as it whistled its way through town, but no other noise. Wi-fi (Tengo) was not very fast, and Verizon service was on "Extended Network" analog, not Verizon Wireless digital. Lots of restaurants and antique shops, and flat terrain for bike riding. We visited Fort Davis National Monument, went looking for the Marfa "lights", and did a star party at the McDonald Observatory. We used this park as a stopover before and after visiting Big Bend. New park owners, effective March 2007. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is way overpriced for a gravel parking lot and WIFI for a fee. The minimal grassed sites are decent size but the brick and concrete picnic tables are oddly placed. The table for the site to our left was right up against where our front driver slide was. Not sure who would ever use them. The staff was very friendly but not enough reasons for us to ever stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, with excellent support facilities. Just north of town and has easy access. Might check out others in the area next time, we felt price for 8 hours was high, since only reason to be there was to get somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice level and very long sites. The trees are young so they did not block satellite or make it difficult to manuever. They will have to be trimmed back as time goes by. The sites are dirt and gravel and this could prove to be a problem if they get a lot of rain. The staff is great and the town even has a movie theatre. The park is about 110 miles from Big Bend National Park and 25 miles from the Marfa lights. Not much else to do in the area. Major shoping is 150 miles away. We camped here in a 40' motor home with four sides. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is certainly the class of Alpine. Very well kept, friendly staff, and good power and water. Good level gravel sites, a few trees for shade. Cable is free but only gets 12 channels. Free WiFi, but it's very spotty. We were here during cold weather, but it looks like the new pool area is very nice. Convenient to lots of neat areas; Big Bend, Ft Davis, and the Marfa Mystery Lights. We were visited by a large buck and his harem each morning. Great views of the mountains. We spent a week and will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is clean and neat. The nicest park on our trip. We stayed the week as there is much to see in the area. People are friendly - workers and campers. There is a charge for WIFI with "tengointernet". We would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park, we arrived the day after a rain and didn't find any mud unlike another post. Office staff is helpful and friendly. Water pressure is low, had to fill the fresh water tank and use our pump. Electrical power is good. WiFi is $4 a day, TL lists the WiFi as being free. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very good park to use as a base to see the Big Bend/Davis Mountains area (though you will have to do some driving). Well maintained and clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Gravel and dirt, very little concrete, so I can see where the utility areas between the gravel pull-throughs could get muddy in the event of rain. However, rain is not a normal occurrence in the area. The "A" section where we stayed did not have picnic tables. WiFi service worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped at this park many many times and are sad to have to post a less than glowing review after our recent stay. The park has invested several thousand in a swimming pool, which is a nice addition but the money would have been much better spent on the roads and sites which are in bad shape. Gravel is about gone and it turns into a mud hole when wet and dust bowl when dry. The work campers seemed totally indifferent to us, and to the enforcement of the park rules (such as speeding, not driving through vacant sites, etc.). The park traffic flow has been altered since out last visit so that traffic now does not go past the work camper sites - nice move guys!! Worse yet, we paid $25 a night - up about $5. Sorry, this will absolutely be our last stay!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice, quiet & clean campground. The staff is very polite, friendly & helpful. The pool & bathhouse are in the process of being completed & a recreation room is available. The campground is well situated & easy to get to. You do have to pay for wifi but it is reasonably priced & very dependable. We definitely will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very good location close to town. Park is very dusty and the roads are not that well maintained. The speed bumps don't seem to help a lot. Way too many "work campers" wandering around. The "lawn mower guy" pelted my truck and RV with rocks both times I have stayed here!!! Picnic tables are brick and concrete and can't be moved to a convenient location on your site. They have an anoying habit of putting everyone close together even when they are almost empty. Park is over priced by about $5-6 for what they offer. However - in spite of the foregoing - pretty good park with full hook up, very nice bath and shower as well as laundry (AC in summer). I will stay again (but wrap my truck & RV in blankets to protect it from more stone chips). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interior roads are good, but gravel. All sites are pretty level, but not paved. There is good grass in the sites and the RVs are well spaced apart. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is in beautiful Alpine which is about 100 miles from the center of Big Bend National Park. It is 26 beautiful miles to Ft. Davis National Park which is very worthwhile, and from there take the 72 mile scenic route that is magnificent - and stop and see one of the world's best astronomy observatories along the way. Alpine has a great little main street and side streets with wonderful little restaurants, a couple of excellent book shops (with the New York Times and WSJ available daily!), a number of art galleries, a couple of bars with live music and a real little west Texas feel to it. There is a Big Bend Museum at the local Sul Ross University in town.
This RV park is a campground, not a destination with full facilities for entertainment. There is excellent wifi. Each site has 1-2 15-18' pine trees on it, most have picnic tables and some cactus here and there. Laundry is very clean. Mouintain views in every direction are beautiful. The sites are very long and car/RV washing is available at a special spot in the campground for a small charge (this is a semi-arid desert). Roads and sites are dirt and level and there is grass in all areas that are not roads or sites.
We came for a day and we are staying for at least a week - we had no idea this part of Texas had so many interesting things to see and do. We're going to follow 90 over to San Antonio - no additional mileage from I-10 and lots of things to see on this red road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level, long pull-thrus. Some sites need long sewer hose. Most sites did not have tables. They have a night sky viewing area for those clear dark West Texas nights. We stayed three times in '02 for a few days each time. We will go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
A dust bowl. The roads have speed bumps and 5 mph is enforced, I was told. The reason must be to keep the dust down. Generally, the place is Big Rig Friendly...except when assigned a choice site with a view. We had to disconnect our toad to make the turn to exit. Either have a sewer hose longer than 18' or you will have to disconnect your toad to clear the access road. Nice long pull thru's but poorly planned. Be prepared for a $2.00 charge for most anything, however they were proud to say "No extra charge for pets". Cable is free but ours did not work. There are other choices that are just as dusty for less money. I would not recommend this park. We camped here in a camper.
We stayed her for 5 nights. It was very rustic/simple with level gravel sites & full hook-ups with absolutely no frills. The service more than made up for it!! We ran out of sandwich bags which we needed for our long hike. The store didn't have them, but the ladies there scrounged around and found just enough! The location just outside Big Bend NP is great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Please note that this RV Park is 85 miles south of Alpine and only about 8 miles from the east entrance to Big Bend National Park. Improvements are constantly being made under new management. It is still owned and managed by the Stillwell family but the grandchildren of Hallie Stillwell are now running the park. (W.T. died last winter) They have just bought several travel trailers and fifth wheels to rent out for those that need phone service, buy a MagicJack and bring a "real" telephone and your notebook computer and it will work with the free high speed Wi-Fi system. Cordless phones will not work as they kick you off the Wi-Fi since they are on the same frequency. This was our 10th year and the Whitfords from Reed City, MI, were there most every evening to provide music. Every one gets to know everybody else and it is really a great place to spend some time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place! Everyone is friendly and introduces themselves. At 8 most evenings there was live music in the museum followed by a camp fire. The view across the valley was wonderful with the far mountains about 17 miles away. And talk about quiet: I never even heard a jet overhead. There was almost no traffic on the ranch road out front. There was even security with a deputy sheriff living here. One afternoon, I just went over to the store/office, bought a cold beer for $1.25 and set on the porch in a rocker, reading. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As a frequent Big Bend National Park visitor, I have stayed here on many occasions over the past 4-5 years. This year I was pleasantly surprised by the new WiFi booster that allows me to use my computer in my travel trailer. It is probably the best WiFi performance I've had at any RV park. And, considering that you can't get a cell phone signal here, it's pretty impressive! You won't meet any nicer people anywhere (campers and staff) than you will meet at this park. I have developed some close friendships over the years and now consider this place like a second home. One camper compared their experience here to being at summer camp. No, it's not the fanciest place, but it is honest and fun. As many of us often remark, people either "get it" or they don't. The ones that do are rewarded with an incredible camping experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very unusual RV park, right at the north entrance to Big Bend National Park. It's part of an old working ranch, and has a lot of history to it. It is not fancy, but the people who own it, and those who come back year after year, make it worth a stay. The only downside is that the restrooms and showers need some upgrading. They have a store with a few grocery items, and gasoline, but you had better plan on bringing everything else you may need with you because the closest town is Marathon, which is 45 miles north, and the closest grocery store is Alpine, which is 75 miles northwest. WiFi can be obtained near the store, but it's doubtful that you will get any cell signal. This place is a real diamond in the rough, but it's fun and very interesting, and we will definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is great. The museum is very interesting and gives you a feel for what it was like to live in the area many years ago. The Stillwell family still runs the park and love to talk about the history of the area. The mornings and evenings in the desert are beautiful. We were the only RV in the park and loved the isolation. It was very quiet and the stars at night were fantastic. The park is close to Big Bend National Park and is convenient in that respect. My sister recommended that we stay here. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We like staying at places that are not like any other, and Stillwell fit the bill. We arrived at the end of spring break and stayed in the almost empty W&E sites ("The Strip"). Prefer the elbow room rather than FHUs and being packed in between Class A's. Loved the delightful musical entertainment, but be forewarned: your participation, at least on the Saturday night we attended, is required (singing or dancing). A lot of fun. We were happy we stayed here rather than moving into the park as spaces opened up. The museum is interesting; the outdoor cafe wasn't open; the store is pretty bare bones, so stock up ahead of time. The electric boxes in our part of the strip were brand new and worked well; water pressure was, indeed low, but it is the desert after all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Better than the sites we checked out in Big Bend. Close enough to the park for sightseeing. Family friendly and extremely "homey". We were happy that Big Bend NP was full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park based upon the reviews we read. The park is part of the 12,000 acre Stillwell Ranch. We stayed in a W&E only site. The “campground” is basically a very large gravel parking lot with side-by-side hookups. The W&E sites are located across the street from the store. The very limited FHU sites are next to the store and are also site-by-side hookups on gravel. Electric was so-so. Our surge guard protector kicked in and shut power to the rig twice. Water pressure was low, so much so that you didn’t need a pressure regulator. Free Wi-Fi is available in the store area and was very good. No Verizon cell phone access. The Stillwell family is very welcoming and accommodating. People have been coming here for years for that reason and not because of the campground or its facilities. There are scheduled lectures given by the park service since the family has a very tight relationship with the park; guests provide musical entertainment; a local rancher and archaeologist may also give a lecture. We arrived four days before the start of spring break. The W&E sites were nearly empty. However, the W&E sites filled up with the start of spring break which made it feel very crowded especially with side-by-side hookups. Nevertheless, it is a good place to stay based upon the location. Avoid spring break or other major holidays and you’ll be fine. We would camp here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate shown reflects a daily rate for less than 1 week. Pay this rate for 6 nights and receive the 7th night for free. I spent 15 nights at this wonderful campground near the northern entrance to Big Bend National Park, 6 miles east of US 385 on RR 2627. What this park lacks in frills it more than makes up for in the exceptional personalities of the owners, staff and campers who come here from all over the country year after year to enjoy the beauty of the area and the company of each other. Nightly live music, singing, regular visits from interesting "locals," the February trail ride, complete with chuck wagon meals and a dance, not to mention Nan's famous burritos, all add up to an incredibly unique experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have rated this a 10 because of the people, the area, and the entertainment. We came for a week and will be here almost three when we leave. A husband and wife team provide guitar picking music nearly every night. The owners are very welcoming. The history of this ranch is worth the trip itself as are the forays into Big Bend Park, Alpine and the area. The Texas Trail Riders had a big do going on while we were here so we had access to Chuckwagon BBQ and a Cowboy dance which was all so unexpected when we came. The place was recommended to us and we thank that person for the recommendation. We would definitely come here again!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a funky cowboy/horse area type campground property. There is a small store and "museum" on property - usually live music at night in the "museum", along with story-telling, DVD's of local interest. Often meals are available too, home cooked by the owner (who is very friendly.) It is a freat way to enter eastern entrance (at end of 385 from Marathon) of Big Bend. You might be parked next to a horse trailer. Email in advance for more information before you come - long way back to Marathon or Alpine. Full hookups 50amp, and less, available on dirt parking lot surrounded by desert and mountains. There are no real park facilities, but you are in the middle of nature and with fun-loving and amusing people who stay here - it's a real experience you aren't likely to find anywhere else. We would definitely come again. This listing should probably be under Big Bend National Park or Marathon, not Alpine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
6 miles from east entrance of Big Bend National Park. Our group was there for 13 nights. Most nights there was live music at the museum. Most sites are pull throughs with side by side pedestals. We have stayed here for 6 years and meet many of the same people on return trips. Everyone if friendly and helpful. It's just a laid back desert environment. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Utilities worked just fine. Nan in the store is fantastic. Needs tv and internet to be more than a stopover place. Location is right at the entrance to Black Gap and 8 miles from Big Bend. Beats staying in the Bend campgrounds of RGV or Cottonwood with no utilities for $14. It is a very adequate stopover place with very friendly folks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place to stay. Owner emailed me with information about groceries. No running down to the 7-11 here! 46 miles to the Marfa IGA. Park was clean and people were very friendly. There are campers that come here year after year. I loved the remoteness and the quiet. Gathering around the front porch at night was fun and something that I had not done since I was a kid. Yes, there are scorpions and snakes and other wildlife. If these things bother you stay home! This is the remote desert and they are a part of it. Yes, ants too. I will be coming back later this year to spend a couple of months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don’t get how anyone could rate this park a 9. . This is a little store a long way from anywhere with RV spaces, some have full hook ups including 50 amp power. The spaces are narrow but long enough to fit big rigs (we camped there in a 37ft 5th wheel) The spaces are small enough that you share your picnic table with your next door neighbor. Don’t even think about using the park showers! There are ants all over the ground in and around the spaces. Having said all that, there are very few options in this area and it will do if you are visiting Big Bend NP. It’s right outside the entrance but sill 35 miles from the Park Headquarters. The hook ups worked and the water even tasted good. Be careful when you are hooking up to the water and sewer. The hookups are below ground, I had to chase a scorpion out of the water hook up box. If you plan to stay here, lower your expectations and you won’t be disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had 5 rigs and a group of tent campers. Most of us stayed 6 nights. I don't understand the last post that questioned the campground location. Other posts made it clear that this RV Campground is not at Alpine, but 90 miles away. The post office for that part of the country is "Alpine". It is used by people who come here year after year and we have made friends with people from across the country. This is the best campground as far as meeting other RV'ers that we have visited. Our dog even has found a steady boyfriend here. This was our 5th year. Some people stop there for one night prior to trying to get into the RV Park at Rio Grande Village (the section with water and electricity). Many stay here after they see that RGV is an asphalt parking lot with electric pedestals behind the curb you back up to. We will return next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I do not understand the 10 ratings on this park. Granted it seems there are no good campgrounds around Big Bend but this place was a gravel parking lot. There are only two 50 amp service sites and this side of the park (feet from the remote road) are very close together and difficult to get in or out of. The staff are very friendly but we would never stay here again. This park is not even near Alpine. Actually closer to Marathon. About 9 miles from the east entrance to Big Bend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park IS NOT in Alpine, it is just outside the entrance to Big Bend Nat'l Park. Can accommodate and size RV. This is really remote, about 40 miles to the closest town (Marathon). They have their own small store and gas pumps. Also have a museum dedicated to Hallie Stillwell. Beautiful, stark scenery. Go to the end of the road and see La Linda, Mexico ghost town across the Rio Grande. Great place to get away from it all. Run by the Stillwell family. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, since it is so remote, but I loved it! Great place to start exploring Big Bend National Park. Horsebackers and river rafters welcome. Lots of local character and characters! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here from April 12th thru April 21st. It was hot and windy, but we had a wonderful time. When our toad died on us in the park, we called the office and W.T. Potter sent someone to tow us back to the park. They had a problem with the well blowing a fuse and worked hard to get the water pressure back up after the fuse was replaced. We sat on the porch every evening, visited and ate ice cream. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy considering that the temperature was up to 106 and most people left. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Not at Alpine, Texas but 90 miles southeast. About 9 miles from the Highway 385 entrance to Big Bend Nat'l Park. Nearest town is Marathon, 40 miles north. We have stayed there 3 times. This past stay was for 10 days. We were with a group of RV's and tent campers. They always had 35 to 40 RV's. This park has more space than the RV park in Big Bend. It is in a remote area and there is some hiking that can be done on the Stillwell Ranch. Black Gap Wildlife Management area is only a few miles south, with the road ending at La Linda, a former Rio Grande River crossing, 23 miles to the south. We use this campground while touring and hiking on the east side of Big Bend. We find the staff to be friendly and they do have a store with supplies. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gravel parking lot with hookups, small narrow sites. Owners were friendly. Have Hattie Stillwell Museum you can visit. Right outside Big Bend - convenient for early entry to get campsite there! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't get excited about my numerical rating until you read what follows. This is NOT an RV park per se. Rather it is on a private ranch which is well known among rock-hounds as being one of the best places in the country to look for agates, jasper and other rocks. The fact that it has some spaces for RV's is secondary to the primary purpose of being there. As to the sites themselves, they are on dirt (no rain for the past two years, side to side is pretty level but the front is higher than the rear. There are NO amenities other than the ranch owner who is a delightfully helpful woman. There are no showers or bathroom, nothing of that nature at all. If you need water, bring your own although there is water at the sites. It's just not "approved" for drinking. Buddy the dog is a fixture at the ranch and is a very friendly cow dog. Hunting for rocks is great either for families or individuals. There's a lot to be found on the ranch which spreads over miles and miles. Just to be able to rock hunt here is an 11. Add in the being able to bring your RV directly to the ranch is - priceless. We camped here in a Motorhome.