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.
Are you interested in working here? Send us an e-mail over to email@example.com.
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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, stillwellstore.com. 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.
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 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, 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.
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.