13 RV Parks near Alpine, Texas
Feb 2017 - $30.00
Basic but clean. Staff was very friendly. Almost all permanent residents. The sites for short term visitors are are very close. Good Verizon signal. So great vistas to view if you like the desert - House of Been
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Most of the sites are long term residents. The foliage really needs work: we scraped badly going in and I insisted on doing some serious pruning to get out without doing worse. Sites are gravel, not overly large, but ok for a few nights. 10 cable channels (no PBS), no OTA reception. Good showers with lots of hot water; laundry looked ok but we didn't use it. Be careful dog walking, lots of stickers. - bobcovey
Jan 2016 - $25.00
This is a typical desert park setting, gravel drives and sites. We had an end site and a beautiful view. The office staff is friendly and accommodating. We stayed here while passing through to view the Marfa lights. The hookups worked well as well as the wifi. No frills park but we usually don't use the amenities anyway. Great value for what you get. Would stay here again. - Randoni
Oct 2010 - $20.00
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. - oldtexascowboy
Nov 2009 - $20.00
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. - Full_Timer
Feb 2009 - $20.00
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! - retired rover
May 2017 - $35.00
We stayed in a pull-thru gravel site that had plenty of room for our 42' 5th wheel and truck. (C13). Looks like the park has a few full timers staying here. The Laundry and Bathrooms/Showers are very nice and clean. You are allowed to wash your vehicles for a small few if need be. The wi-fi isn't good at all, but my cell phone had great coverage. Park is close to 3 towns and there is a lot to see and do in this area. Would stop again. - Piperflyer 235
Apr 2017 - $38.00
I really enjoyed my stay at Lost Alaskan RV Park and Alpine and surrounding areas. The park has rock interior roads and campsites. They are long with good spacing. The landscaping is typical West Texas grass; mostly dirt with scrubby and sparse grass. A carpet is recommended, especially if it rains, which it did. The water and electric are at the rear of the sight, and the sewer even farther back, and there is a nice brick and concrete picnic table at the front of the site. The water connection is in a tube sunk into the ground; it is below ground level. You have to get on your hands and knees to connect and turn on; this is really an unacceptable location. Thus the lower rating. The 50 amp breakers have to be unlocked to use. There is no cable, very limited antenna stations, and the wi-fi is not very good. But but the scenery is outstandingly beautiful. - Martini
Apr 2017 - $32.00
This campground is an example of how a campground should be run. Very well organized. Full friendly instructions from check-in to check-out. Had a separate area to wash your RV at a nominal price which we used. Bike trail to town was right there. The sites were not the largest but it was a stress-free stay. - Hikers
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Very nice facility. Great experience. - Mesquite Tranquility RV
Mar 2017 - $26.00
Our plans brought us to this remote corner of the country at spring break. We were prepared to dry camp in one of the NPS campgrounds but when called weeks ahead we discovered that all reservable sites were booked and the 1st come sites would likely be full, we started calling the commercial campgrounds in the area. Stillwell said they didn't take reservations, but if we were interested in dry camping, they had no problem accommodating us. They were the only ones offering any hope of spending time at Big Bend.
The official signs at the turn towards Big Bend 80 miles from the park stated all campgrounds were full confirming our prior call. We arrived at Stillwell after 5 PM and were offered full hookup sites for us and our traveling companions on arrival! The full hookup sites are laid out in a shared hookup configuration in 1 row which put you close to your post buddies. The power, water and sewer worked fine.
A large group from WIN was dry camping down the road and there was a tent city setup for about 200 college geology students that were participating in a field trip and they were shuttled back and forth with a fleet of 15 passenger vans. The only impact they had was that WiFi was pretty much tied up until they departed. Cell service was non existent except for some locations within Big Bend. TV worked if your brought your dish. This is the Chihuahuan Desert, and one shouldn't come here expecting resort accommodations. There were no rowdy spring break crowds.
They did have 87 octane for about 75 cents higher than 80 miles north, but that goes with the territory. Diesel was available at one pump in Panther Junction about 30 miles south and in the town west of the NP.
The store did have a few essentials, but one should bring what they expect to use. An employee came around every day and emptied the trash barrels. Nights were very quiet and the place was very dark except for a couple of street lights near the store and museum. Will return. - Trailbuddy
Nov 2016 - $26.00
For many years I stayed at this park often when it was owned by the Stillwell. This was my first visit since it changed hands. While it would be nearly impossible to replicate the special warmth provided by the Stillwell family, for the most part the facility itself has changed very little. Its remote location makes for a very quiet stay, yet it also provides close access to the north entrance of Big Bend National Park and the Black Gap Wildlife Management area.
My level site was a bit close with slide-outs on both sides, but had good hook-ups and a covered picnic table adjacent.
Of almost all the RV parks I've stayed at, this park has one of the best WiFi signals I've ever experienced. Even though I could not get a cell phone signal there, I was able to utilize WiFi calling on my phone while at the park.
The park still maintains a small store with basic supplies, but its hours are shorter than before.
Overall, for me this park still has a lot going for it and is a great value. - Phaeton40AH
Oct 2016 - $31.00
The ranch is now owned by someone who lives 4 hours away, leaving only front office manager and property manager. The woman who checked us in was uninspiring and unhelpful. She refused to give me the wifi password, which as it turned out, was written on the blackboard outside the office. We had our pick of the sites--they are all equally long--just enough for our 40 ft motorhome with no tow. The websites lists nightly price as $26, but that includes they charge $5 extra per person per night for kids--the overcharge is exorbitant, imo. - BosRv
Mar 2012 - $35.00
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. - abbygolden
May 2017 - $32.00
Self service check in at a little trailer at the entrance. Park with basic amenities...mostly dirt and gravel surface. Entrance into the park was at a fairly steep angle and we scraped our front bumper even at a very slow speed. Exiting was better because there was room on the road shoulder to enter the road at an angle. - LarryLS
Mar 2017 - $27.00
Nothing fancy, but excellent wifi and good showers. Washer and dryer available on the honor system. Near railroad tracks. Didn't think much of Marfa. Moved on to Alpine and really liked that town. As an alternative, apparently you can boondock at the Marfa lights place just down the road. - Diane246
Jan 2017 - $29.00
Quaint little RV park. Restrooms were clean and ok nothing fancy. 14 total sites, looks like a few longer term in about 5 sites, but clean. Only 3 large pull thrus reservable but all taken when we were here. Roads are good, wifi strong and fairly good. Good place to stop for a few days. Sites are level, little high TX grass but was ok, water pressure around 25-30psi, ATT 4 bars. Suggest you reserve online to insure you have a site. They put your name on the white board in self check in trailer/office and a cone in your site. We would stop again when passing through. Their website is pretty has good info and photos. - FTatcret2013
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Manager was very nice. Cash or check only. Wifi was great. Did not use the laundry. Close to town. All utilities worked fine. Sites are typical West Texas desert, long gravel pull-thrus. Every site has a covered picnic table, very nice. - SusanRon
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Good checkin. Cash or check only, park about 1/3 full for the Easter weekend. So no problems about being too close. Sites are adequate for what you need. Level, good water pressure, electricity, and cable. No issues with any. Views are nice from the park. Close to town. Walk or bike there in minutes on the paved path across the street. The only problem we encountered was the laundry facilities. Washer day dinner did not spin dry well and dryer was .25 per 5 min and ineffective. We had to hang our laundry out at the campsite. Also, stickers are an issue for dogs. But that is hard too control here in the country. I would stay here again. - Markra
Feb 2017 - $30.00
First of all, if you have an in-dash navigation system, like we have, you might want to print out the directions on the web site. We came from San Antonio and as we got off onto Texas 17, we were about 20 miles from Fort Davis, when our GPS said that we had arrived. We hadn't since it was nothing but an empty field. Check in was easy and as noted in other reviews, the man running the place is a little gruff, but he was polite and easy going. He also gave us a run down of the place to see. After checking in and paying, he told us to take one of the two way roads, and to find a site we liked. There was no information about the park provided. Everything easy to locate and easy to connect. There was a covered picnic table at most of the sites. The wi-fi was good, most of the time, make sure you get the password, when you check in. Cable TV is provided and worked well, as did our satellite TV. AT&T cell service was only 1 or 2 bars and some times we got no signal. We would stay here again. - Bbtj
Apr 2017 - $24.00
Gravel area with full hook-ups. Kind of disorganized management but it works. Three entrances make it a bit confusing. Easy walk to downtown. - Hikers
Mar 2017 - $23.00
Good place to stay if going to the McDonald Observatory. However, remember this is a small town in west Texas so this is not the ritz. Sites are dirt only. Both full and water/electric hookups for RV are available. Also a tent camping area. As the whole campground is gravel/grass/dirt it is dusty. Our rate was based on a 15% discount for vets. Staff was friendly. Did not evaluate restrooms. Great location, probably the best of all local campgrounds, as it is within walking distance of all of town with the exception of the local grocery store. Good cable TV and wifi was very good. If you have slides, the sites are narrow. - svGypsy
Sep 2016 - $16.00
The owner was not the friendliest person you'll ever meet. Was somewhat upset when I was confirming where he wanted me to park and set up my tent and even felt it necessary to throw an insult at me. But the price was right so let it slide. This is a small, dated park right along the main drag in town. The bathrooms are old and somewhat decrepit, but functional. The tent spot was level and grassy and under a nice shade tree. - Modoc1963
Apr 2016 - $40.00
The WiFi is the best service we've found, second to none. No amenities to speak of but we park, connect, and only use the park as a base. Great cable, more than we needed. Great shade for each site, good feature in the high desert. Spaces require backing in but huge room to maneuver. Utilities were in the right place and no issues with them. Not many sites and the bathrooms/showers/laundry were minimal but clean and functional. The rate seemed a little high compared to others in the area but nice to have 24 hour service at the front desk. Gorgeous baby girl in a walker helping at check in. - Old Geezer
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Checked into our spot early (no extra charge). We had 12 people together, 5+ dog in TT and the rest in rooms. The staff let us have a spot up front by the motel so we could all be close. That was nice! Our hookups were easy to get to. Cable connection didn't work on my box, the neighboring space did. It's an okay place to stay if the state park is full. - jpstudio02
Aug 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here for a night while visiting Fort Davis National Historic Monument. There are two sites in the front of the hotel which would accommodate smaller RVs. However , there are several near the back which face the mountain with large trees for shade. Not the fanciest park with amenities, but it was adequate for our short stay. - jennifernelson49