Stillwell Store and RV Park

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$20.00 USD per night, starting at.

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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. ****NOT LOCATED IN ANY TOWN, WE ARE 45 MILES SOUTH OF MARATHON**** 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, dry sites and tent sites. Stillwell is a practical campground with a lot of history, not a resort. 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 it's for a short and or long-term stay, we hope to see you soon!

We stop accepting same-day reservations at 4 p.m. 

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 rock hounding or any kind of equestrian services on the property. 

We do not accept reservations via phone call. All reservations are made thru the website. 

If you are looking to charge an electric car, simply book the kind of site you require and leave it in the "special request" box that you are charging an electric car. We are an R.V. Park, not a car charging station so the fee is the same. 

May~June~July~August are off season months. Most of our tent camping sites will be closed. Store hours and amenities availability will be subject to change. We do not recommend visiting in the summer months due to extreme heat. The store will be closed in the mornings for the month of May. 

Are you interested in visiting Hallie Stillwell's Hall of Fame? Stop by the store during business hours and request the key.


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Last Updated: 02/26/2024

RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Dry RV Site $20.00 $140.00 $370.00 See More Choose Your Site
Full Hook-up (30 Amp) $38.00 $230.00 $570.00 See More Choose Your Site
Full Hook-up (50 Amp) $45.00 $270.00 $675.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water & Electric (30 Amp) $28.00 $170.00 $420.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water & Electric (50 Amp) $32.00 $192.00 $480.00 See More Choose Your Site
Tent Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Tent Camping (per adult) $10.00 $70.00 Choose Your Site

no longer available

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The Wrangler Room $50.00 $350.00 Choose Your Site
Tent or Car Camping

Water & 30 Amp Electric

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Tent or Car Camping $30.00 $185.00 $185.00 See More Choose Your Site

Site Change

If your site is not what you like, there is a $30.00 fee to change sites if available.

Choose your site with care

*All groups larger than 12 persons (youth, church, school, college groups) must contact camp management by phone regarding making reservations. Please select your site carefully from the map. Click on the boxes to learn the site number. Call and ask us questions, if needed. We will not refund the difference if you arrive and decide you want a different site or that you didn't book a proper site for your needs. We reserve the right to charge a site change fee and we will not back apply weekly/monthly rates.

No large animals

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

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.


If you need use of our water, register for a site that includes it, Sites 1-14, 19-32, 48-89. We are on a well and water is a precious commodity, folks. RVers that dry-camp and for Tent campers, water is NOT free, bring your own water from home. 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.

Cancellations and Refunds

Camping/RVing is an outdoor experience, therefore we do not give refunds due to the discomforts of nature, weather, Wi-Fi issues, or for early departure. No refunds after check-in. Please provide 72 hours notice for cancellations from May to October. All cancellations from November to April 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.

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. NO GENERATOR USAGE. *Exceptions are during an electrical outage or specific permission from management.

Wi-Fi and Cell

The Wi-Fi here is limited, finite, constrained, lean, and more. Wi-Fi is not suitable for streaming or downloading. It is available from the store porch and is suitable for checking emails. There is no cell phone service here. The closest signal is roughly 15 miles away inside Big Bend National Park. 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.


NO EXCEPTIONS, NO WOOD FIRES, no burning of wood, kindling, logs, lumber, paper, dry plants. Wood fires are currently banned. Propane fire pit, charcoal, or indoor/outdoor clean burning logs (such as duraflame, eviro-log) are acceptable. All fires are to be in a designated fire container, no exceptions.

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. You are visiting the desert. That's just how it is. We are on a well and cannot allow the luxurious consumption of water many are accustomed to. There will be a $25 charge minimum if caught washing vehicles. Please, just wait until you get to an actual carwash or home.

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.

General Store



Pull-Thru RV Sites

Dirt Roads

Laundry Facilities

Gravel Roads

Community Showers

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Gasoline Nearby

Community Restrooms

Dump Station

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly


50 Amps

30 Amps

Historic Sightseeing

Scenic Drives


Wildlife Viewing

Tent Camping


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

Nelson Montreuil

Just a gem outside Big Bend Park without the crowds, landscape views are incredible. Very well run place wonderful staff. A peaceful place for winter vacation.

Lisa Burrows

The Rv park is about 8 miles just outside of Big Bend. It is nicely located equidistant to both ends of the park. The store is well stocked in case you’ve forgotten anything. Water (sparingly), electricity, showers and laundry are available. WiFi on the porch at the store. Peaceful stay.

Donald McGovern

Not recommended! Unfriendly. Have to drive to restroom & shower. No picnic tables. Very few items in store. Would not stay again!

Richard Reynolds

Isolated, remote, quiet, peaceful, private. Great for astrophotography.

Ralph Schneider

Remote, remote, remote. The rv park was near empty which added to the experience. I would have rated it high if the gentleman at the office showed even the slightest interest in my visiting the rv park. Quietest night you could ask for anywhere.

Bruce Fox

Great place. Nice and peaceful. Steve was great person to talk to in front office/store.

Curtis Stahnke

Great place. The park is clean, well cared for and the people are friendly.

Uwe Moeller

Signeage to the camp sites is totally inadequate for visitors arriving after dark, as many do from cities like Houston and Dallas. The nearby gate to an off-limits part of the grounds has a rope and a stop sign instead of a clear "No Entry" sign. The hexagonal, internationally recognized Stop sign means "stop, then proceed" -- a fact lost on the hosts who became belligerent towards the visitor. The Texas-friendly attitude of customer service was not in evidence at Stillwell.

James Marsh

Outstanding!!! Read the information on the website it’s completely accurate and truthful. If the description there bothers you go elsewhere to camp. If not, a great place for peace and quiet just outside the park. Thanks to John & Amy. Already looking forward to next year. Laundry and bath houses are open, wildlife everywhere

Gena Pineda

Great location. Quiet. Easy to find. Easy to get into the park. If you get there at night stop at the office and pick up your info packet.

Raymond Schommer

Work good for big rigs. Nothing special here. It’s all about being close to Big, Bend, National, Park.

Tim Bane

Great campsite/ever park away from everything. Love the history behind it. Nothing fancy just the way we like it. Very laid back. Would have liked being able to have a responsible wood fire while camping but I do understand why they don’t allow it. We will be back to stay in the future.

Joe Mansfield

This is a great place to escape the 21st century. No cell service and no internet unless you are on the front porch of the store. Rustic beauty and dark skies. If you love the outdoors without distractions, you will love this place. Watch out for the wildlife because it’s everywhere. Stay far away from the main road to avoid the road noise. There is a lot of traffic considering you are 6 miles off of 385.

Zach Shrull

He was very flexible, and the place was exactly as described

Irene Jervis

The only con was no cell service, which I knew might be the case before I made a reservation. The wifi was great so the internet made up for the lack of cell service. Sites were spacious & employees were very helpful with information.

Richard Reynolds

Nice and quiet campground. The lady in the store was very friendly. Would stay again.

Campbell Cooke

Beautiful campsite with mountains all around. Good bathrooms and wifi. Store has everything you could need and it's super close to Big Bend.

Jeff Johnson

We booked in the “off season”, which means we were the only ones there. Should have a been a notice to that effect. We booked, showed up, got freaked out and left. I do NOT recommend this rv park.

Shawn Desjardins

Great location that worked well for us to see the park. Fantastic rural views for stars, sunrise and sunsets! Older campground with a small well stocked store. Very quiet without phone service, but they had good WiFi.

Deborah Pesce

When we first pulled in, it was evident that the place needed a lot of work. Full hook-up was fine. Showers need improvement, but were serviceable. The longer we were there, the evidence of the history of the people who originally lived there was all around. There is even a nice museum dedicating the life of Mrs. Stillwell, an amazing woman of her day.