Stillwell Store and RV Park

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48421 FM 2627, Alpine, TX, 79830

Stillwell's Store and RV Park is located just north of Big Bend National Park, about 8 miles from the Persimmon Gap entrance. The old-fashioned general store carries soft drinks, beer, ice, canned goods and regular gasoline. Our RV park features sites with full 30/50 amp hook-ups (electric, water and sewer), water and electric only sites, and tent sites. Come enjoy the peace and quiet at Stillwell while exploring the nearby Big Bend National Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area. Given our  ideal location, this is the perfect spot for stargazers, bird watchers and those just wanting to unplug for a bit. Whether its for a short and or long term stay, we hope to see you soon!

*****Store hours for the summertime are typically 9:00-5:00 daily but are subject to change as it is off season.*****


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Last Updated: 07/28/2021

RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Dry RV Site $20.00 Choose Your Site
Full Hook-up (30 Amp) $30.00 $180.00 $425.00 See More Choose Your Site
Full Hook-up (50 Amp) $35.00 $210.00 $475.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water & Electric (30 Amp) $25.00 $150.00 $370.00 See More Choose Your Site
Tent Site

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Tent Camping (per adult) $10.00 Choose Your Site
The Wrangler Room

Amenities include 1 double bed, 2 twin beds, A/C, heater, kitchenette. Please call directly to book.

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The Wrangler Room $50.00 Choose Your Site

Please don't flush baby wipes

Please do not flush baby wipes down our toilets OR down your RV and into our septic system. Even if they claim to be "septic safe". There is no such thing. If it is not toilet tissue or waste, don't flush it! If this continues to be a problem, we will have to raise our prices in order to offset repair costs.

Directions to our Location!

Please take a look at our directions on our website, We are located 46 miles south of Marathon off of Hwy 385 then left on FM 2627, just outside of Big Bend National Park. We are not located in the town of Alpine proper, despite what our address may make you think. We do not recommend using a GPS.

Cancellations and Refunds

Camping/RVing is an outdoor experience, therefore we do not give refunds due to the discomforts of nature, weather or for early departure. No refunds after check-in. Please provide 72 hours notice for cancellations from April to October. All cancellations from November to March require 7 days notice. In the event of a No Show, no refund will be issued. All refunds are minus processing fees and the cost of doing business.


We are on a well and water is a precious commodity, folks. RVs** We don't allow people to fill their tanks. If you need use of our water, register for a site that includes it. Tent Campers** The sink in the laundry room can be used for washing dishes, etc.

Check in and check out

Please check in at the store upon arrival. Check in is from 1-7pm. Check out is at noon.

Your responsibility

Management and owners are not responsible for damages, injury or loss to persons, pets or property. Guests and visitors agree to use the Park at their own risk. Owners are legally responsible for their pets and ANY injury or loss caused by their pets. Stillwell's Store and RV Park, the Owners, the Management or the Staff will not be held responsible for any injuries to pets, their owners or others in the park.

Quiet time

Quiet time is from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Please be respectful of those trying to sleep. Please do not sit there with your vehicle idling.

Wifi and Cell

There is no cell phone service here. The closest signal is roughly 15 miles away inside Big Bend National Park. The Wifi here is limited. It is available from the porch and is suitable for checking emails, etc. No downloading or streaming. Pretend it's 1985 and enjoy things other than having your phone in your face.

No dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.

If it's not street legal there is no point in bringing it here.

No drones

No drones, we like quiet and we like privacy.

Pet restrictions

All pets must be on a leash and are NOT to have free run of the campground or to be left unattended. This is an area with rattlesnakes, coyotes, bears and many other critters that are dangerous to your pets. Pick up after your animals. Do not bring your pets in the store or museum.


All fires are to be in a designated fire container, no exceptions. Wood fires are currently banned.

No washing vehicles

Yes, we know, your vehicle/motorcycle/trailer/RV/jetpack/spaceship or however you travel most likely got dirty on the way down here. Your visiting the desert. That's just how it is. We are on a well and cannot allow the luxurious consumption of water many are accustom to. There will be a $25 charge minimum if caught washing vehicles. Please, just wait until you get to an actual carwash or home.

30 Amps

50 Amps

Big Rig Friendly

Community Restrooms

General Store

Laundry Facilities

Pet Friendly

Sewer Hookups

Water Hookups


Dirt Roads

Dump Station

Gasoline Nearby

Gravel Roads

Pull-Thru RV Sites



Historic Sightseeing

Scenic Drives


Wildlife Viewing


48421 FM 2627, Alpine, TX, 79830
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Distances (miles) in the Big Bend Area from Stillwell Store:

  • BBNP Entrance: 8
  • BBNP Headquarters: 35
  • Black Gap WMA Headquarters: 12
  • Boquillas: 59
  • Santa Elena: 78
  • Study Butte: 61
  • Marathon: 46
  • Alpine: 75
  • El Paso: 296
  • San Antonio via Hwy 90: 374
  • San Antonio via Interstate 10: 423




Overall Rating: 4.1

Just enough amenities and lots of space.

Corallyn Berger

If you can’t get a spot in the park, this is the place to stay. It’s clean, friendly, and well maintained. The woman went above and beyond to helped me recover my wallet that I’d left in Fort Stockton. The man is friendly. Before you go, research places to see and do in the area. When we asked what there was to do in the area as they don’t have much information. I would definitely stay here again as overflow from the park. I would definitely recommend them for lodging. Just don’t depend on them for information on places to go sightseeing or activities in the area. The Alpine Visitors Center has the most information on that.

Terry Copeland

Closest park with full hook-ups to Panther Junction in Big Bend. Very pleasant person in the store and was most accommodating when I had a mail delivery. Other positive posts are accurate and I would add we enjoyed seeing a few mule deer in the morning and there were also plenty of javelina around.

Alexis Trauner

Store was nice with a little bit of everything, showers/restrooms were clean and had hot water. Tent sites were very far from the main area so we drove up to use the showers etc. They were very nice and left out a map for us as we would be arriving after the store closed for the night. Overall, a great place to stay for visiting Big Bend with beautiful mountain and desert views!

Frederick Day

Literally a one-horse/one-house place, this RV and store is a pleasant and well run operation. Informal, but with the basics well covered. An outpost of quiet in the semi-arid Southwest.

Richard Hughes

First of all, I want to be sure I don’t sound like one of those people who complain that the beach was too sandy, or the forest had too many trees. Camping in the desert is going to be hot in the daytime. There is no shade. Stillwell RV Park fits into that category. The “strip” is basically a big gravel lot. There were no tables or shelters. We had 30 amp service and water. There were three RVs there including us, with room for many more. The people we had contact with were very nice. There is gas available at the office but no diesel fuel. The big plus is it is located just outside Big Bend National Park. I think every RV Park within a couple of hundred miles is going to be about the same. If you’re looking for a pool or other amenities, this place ain’t it. It is what it is - convenient.

Janice Howser

Expect a rustic campground and and off-the-grid campsite with spectacular scenery. Prepare before you go, fill your gas tanks, your propane, your fresh water, and restock your supplies. It’s going to be hot and it’s going to be dusty. Oh and it will probably have some significant wind gusts. Expect the power to go out when the wind gusts get high. Expect the calling doves will wake you in the morning. Expect to relax and be awed by nature. You want be disappointed provided you set your expectations to this. We would return to this campground but there were less than 10 campers here. The campers were sparsely placed so it was very quite but it’s my understanding that it’s a popular snow-birds park. I found the overall esthetics of the on-site structures lacking — just seemed to need a little TLC.


Very basic campsite. It was quiet, and the couple that we interacted with was extremely helpful as we ended up getting to the campground after dark. The campsites were very large. We did not feel unsafe being two female campers.

Sharon Kiesel

Great place to stay with helpful staff. Convenient to Big Bend National Park. Go through the nearby Hallie Stillwell Museum and see the extraordinary life of a pioneer woman rancher who owned this property. Lots of room for tents and big rigs.

Denise Bergman

This RV park is very close to one of the entrances to Big Bend National Park which makes it very convenient. But being from out of state I was basing drive times and directions on the park's address which is Alpine TX. This is completely incorrect. The park is 50 miles south of Marathon, TX on 385. It would have been helpful for the park to let us know in advance!!

Steve Knight

Very nice stay. Serene location. Due to schedule we could only stay one night. Didn’t use the facilities so cant comment on that. Full hook up with water, sewer abs electric. Wifi was good.

Lacy Craig

Super close to the park (not 30 miles - only about 8). Level sites with full hookups. Not much space between the sites. This was our first time camping in the desert & it’s a little different - no privacy at all between the sites. But it was a great experience & I recommend it.

Therese Tuers

We stayed here 2 nights. Gravel sights are level. Still 30 miles from the park. A little overpriced since we didn’t have showers or individual picnic tables. The shared ones were dilapidated.

Roland Anderson

Great place to stay. Close to Big Ben.


Great experience, quiet, good infrastructure and dark skies!

Sandra Pratt

It would be worth a 5 IF they had an outhouse or two on "the Strip" where there are a least 89 trailer spots plus many camping spots. So two would be even better. But one would be a big improvement. IF the hosts hadn't been so nice and friendly I would have rated this a 3. Due to covid no showers yet. So The Strip gives you electric and water....all I needed for my teardrop which I parked while I went off exploring.

Philip Hougland

We had a very nice visit. Really enjoyed our stay. Staff was very nice. Night skies where beautiful with the mountains all around.

Brooklyn Rummer

This was right outside of Big Bend National Park. It was a ranch so shade was limited, which is expected in that type of climate. We parked in the no sewer section and there was a dump station conveniently located on the way out. Water pressure was low but we were grateful to have water and electricity. We saw jack rabbits, road runners, and javelinas. The stars at night were beautiful out there in the open. When we go back to Big Bend we will definitely stay here again.

Kacey McSmith

We stayed here two nights as we visited Big Bend. I was grateful for the WiFi signal, especially since there was no cell phone service. A WiFi signal takes care of that, though. The lady running the store was very helpful and told us the best things to do in Big Bend. I must say I would have given it five stars but what’s the point of having your bathrooms open if you can’t flush anything down your toilets?

Julie Pappenfort

Omgosshhh!!!!!! We had a wonderful stay. John (campground manager) was the best!!! Quietest campground I have ever camped and I have camped a lot. 🏆 The campers were all very respectful and it felt like being a part of a huge family. The accommodations at the campground were great. The night sky was a treat right from our camper to stargaze. 💫 Well marked sites and easy to back in trailer. Picnic tables with open branched lean to’s for shade, meals and games. Clean bathrooms and well stocked. The view was jawdropping. The resources of the campground were awesome as well. There was a free resource library that included a wide array of books for the area, picture books about the birds in the area and of course plants and geologic reads. We picked up several notecards from the store that were exceptional from a local artist. Fuel was priced reasonably and costs at the store were very reasonable. Easy to pick up ice and just about anything else you would need. Wifi was good and access was easy. Lots of rocking chairs and conversation comforts around the store. Hallie’s Museum was well done too. So much history and items on display revealing the history of this exceptional woman. A must see while you are there. We feel John was an added blessing to our trip. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us insights that we never would’ve picked up on for BBNP as well as surrounding communities. He also helped us with a couple of unexpected issues that we had with our camper. We highly recommend Stillwell Store and RV Park. Ten stars if it was possible. ❤️