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!

We do have limited WiFi at the store. The nearest cell phone service is about 15 miles away in BBNP. If technology is your top concern, this likely isn't the place for you. 

We DO NOT offer and rock hounding or any kind of equestrian services on the property. 


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Last Updated: 12/01/2021

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
Water & Electric (50 Amp) $30.00 $180.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Site

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

no longer available

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
The Wrangler Room $50.00 Choose Your Site

No large animals

We do not allow any horses, mules or any animal exceeding 400 pounds on the property.

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.


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

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.

No drones

No drones, we like quiet and we like privacy.

No dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.

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

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.

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.

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.

Check in and check out

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


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.

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.

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.

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

Pierre Beaulieu

The Campground his easy of access, quiet during the night. We had full hookup site near the store and the wifi was good also. The distance for travelling between the campground and the visitor center of Panther jonction his the same from the city of Terlingua and the visitor center.

Joycelyn Nakka

Peaceful and quiet. Convenient to Big Bend. Staff is helpful. The museum was inspiring - Hallie Stillwell sure was feisty who made a difference in her community.

Emily Fischer

Excellent location, less than 20 minutes from the Big Bend entrance. Staff was very friendly, and the facilities are well-kept. Definitely would stay here again!

yan zhou

Very nice and quiet RV park. It has full hookup with 50A. Enjoy the onsite museum with the intro on history of MS. Stillwell.

William Doyle

Campground was quiet, and not crowded. Very little traffic on highway. It was only 9 miles to the Persimmon Gap entrance of Big Bend NP. The electric hookups had been recently replaced/upgraded, as was evidenced by the new boxes on the posts. Water pressure was adequate. Stayed there 11 nights in a 35 foot TT

Karen P

Quiet, remote and basic. This is our favorite kind of RV park as it’s so quiet. In fact, it was so quite at night that it was deafening. If you need an RV park that provides entertainment for your kids, this place isn’t it. The views are pretty awesome

Kathy Merring

Perfect place for those of us who are looking to be close to Big Bend but far enough to feel like your out in the desert. Perfect for star gazing. Staff was friendly! Spots are gravel but decent size. There is a bath house. They have gas and all the basics if you need things. Museum was definitely worth a look! We learned so much from it! We will definitely be back!!!

Jim Welton

It’s the desert, so no trees, just good solid rock. Despite what looked to be a almost fully reserved park, there were only four or five campers on the strip which was perfect. If you want to avoid the crowds and noise of Terlingua, Stillwell is the perfect place to camp with hookups. If you enjoy the noise and crowds Stillwell is an excellent first night - last night stop for anyone heading east.

Daniel Armstrong

Arrived on Monday, 11/15 and left on Monday 11/22. We picked Stillwell RV Park due to it's proximity to Big Bend National Park and it's affordable pricing. I don't do resorts, don't expect it to be a resort and you'll be fine.

Nicole Marrero

Nice campground, the camp host very nice, the camp store didn’t sell cat food but she offered me a can to get by. It was nice to be able to shower, however it looked like the bathrooms had not been cleaned in a long time, they definitely need to keep up on that. My husband and I would stay there again despite this!

Darryl Gossett

Beautiful views, very clean RV park. Quiet with beautiful starry nights, coyotes howling in background. This was our 2nd stay here and we will stay here in the future.

Kathi Schmidt

Loved the proximity to the Park. Out in the dessert, the starry nights were beautiful. Laundromat was helpful on my 3 week journey-first one! Hallie’s Hall of Fame was a fun lesson in the history of the RV park and Stillwell Ranch. Check expiration dates on products in the store.

Carrie Poster

Excellent place to stay for Big Bend NP visit. No frills park but served us well. Stayed in 50 amp full hookup site. Word of caution-sites look at each other and share a table and fire ring.

Donny Fonseca

Been going there with my family for probably 10 years off and on. Not a bad place to stay. Has all the basics: RV hook ups, restroom, laundry, shower, toilet, fuel, store. Has changed so much over the years. Friendly service- gone. Clean restrooms- gone. The desire to go back- gone. At check-in, the guy seemed very agitated. He was helping another couple and then me. The guy wasn’t rude, just not friendly. He was kind enough to offer a local weather report. Maybe he was having a bad day. The welcome feeling from years ago is gone for sure. Will be looking for an alternative next year. I don’t know. Maybe we will try again one last time. It is a safe place to stay.


We only stayed because there was no other place near Big Bend. Its just a gravel parking lot. Looks like the owners live there in a couple run down trailers. Its just a tiny store with dusty items. There just isnt another camping option from the north side.

judith lederhandler

We couldn’t get into park campgrounds so stayed at Stillewell and it worked out well. John was very helpful, they have full hook ups and gas. It was close to park entrance so we enjoyed 3 nights.

Vera McMurrin

This RV park was close to Big Bend. I felt it was a genuine experience for the area and that the owners were doing a good job. The area is remote so don't expect fancy. The hookups worked fine, the store was available and the bathrooms/showers reflected the difficulties of the area. At night we could hear the coyotes howling and lots of birds, deer and javelinas added to the experience. I would recommend staying here if you are looking to be close to the park.

Linda McCleskey

We liked this place. We only wanted some place to park while we went the BBNP, so it was perfect. No frills but FHU and that was what we needed.

Daniel Goddu

Suited our needs for our trip to Big Bend. Only 7 miles from the Permisson Gap entrance. FHU. There's nothing at all sophisticated about this place

Just enough amenities and lots of space.