12 Parks near Alpine, Texas
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
Mar 2015 - $25.00
This is a small RV park with no frills, but they have wifi and cable included in the price. The lady in the office means business! She is adorable! We loved our site on the end. It had a nice view. We would stay here again. Great value! There is a much larger park down the road for almost twice the money, but we don't use the restrooms and pool. - The Griffins
Nov 2016 - $34.00
Very well maintained. Seems a lot of full timers, but they are all nice campers. Asphalt roads, gravel sites, but hard packed and not dusty. Easy to maneuver in the park. Close to several areas of interest. Would stay again. - DYK 640
Oct 2016 - $41.00
After reading other reviews, we had high expectations for this park. We arrived without reservations and we were offered regular or 'premium' sites. For the additional $10/night, we paid for a premium site which we assumed would be one of the best sites in the park.
The 'premium' sites are the furthest from the park entrance and the road (which is good) but also furthest from the WIFI which meant we had no WIFI access during our stay.
When we asked at the office if the WIFI was working, we were told it was working great (which it was if you were standing in the office or if you were parked in one of the spaces closest to the office).
Overall, the campground is nice, the roads and sites are gravel but not dusty. The park is mostly occupied by permanent folks but other than limiting the number of spots for new arrivals, we weren't concerned about this.
The showers were good and the cable TV worked well although the number of channels were limited. - CurtJudy
Sep 2016 - $37.00
As others have suggested, this is probably the nicest RV park in Alpine. That being said, since my last visit 2 years ago, the park now has many permanent workers staying there. This creates a more "crowded" feel, as many sites have 2-3 vehicles in addition to the RV. Office staff was very pleasant. Rain during my stay made the gravel site and its surroundings a bit muddy. - Phaeton40AH
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
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 2016 - $23.00
Reading recent reviews, I have to say we were surprised and disappointed in this campground. We knew we were in the desert, and expected a parking lot type setting, so thought we were prepared. There were hundreds of university students set up in tents across the way, and they were not a problem at all. Many of them were using the the laundry and bathrooms, so we figured that was why it was so messy and dirty when we arrived, as there were so many people using limited facilities. They all left at 8 am on Fri and on Sat nothing was any cleaner. This is the first park we have stayed in in our 6 months of travel that my husband would not use the facilities. The wifi was very limited and kept going out. There was no cell service, but again, we did not expect there would be. There were some picnic tables, but not many in the area where we were. Although $23 is not a lot for full hook up, I don't feel cleanliness is too much to ask for. - Ronda from Truckee Ca
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
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 2016 - $24.00
Cute. Not much here. The grounds were well kept. They are planting trees and the wildflowers were great. The park isn't very big. It added to the quaint factor. There were washer dryer and a covered table area. Close to Marfa Lights viewing area. Ok for one night. Have to appreciate artsy vibe of Marfa. Staff very nice. - cmiller
Jun 2016 - $24.00
This little park has a good vibe. Its a simple park with simple amenities. Wi-Fi was very strong at our site. The wind was blowing strong so we flew a kite. The train came through several times but wasn't annoying. We stayed one night to see the ghost lights and we saw the ghost lights, mission accomplished. One negative point was the cute Tumble In sign coming back from the Marfa viewing center was out so we almost missed the entrance to the park in the dark, and it is extremely dark out there. Overall, pleasant experience. I would stay again. - Fulsom Family
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This campground was a great place to stay while exploring Fort Davis. The camphost was friendly and helpful, and takes your money after you get set up. (Cash or check only). The sites were long and level, and each site had a covered picnic table. Utilities worked as they should, and we had a clear shot of the sky for satellite. Fort Davis (the fort itself) is an interesting visit, and the observatory is a must see. We also enjoyed lunch and ice cream at the hotel/drugstore in town. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - henny38
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Access is excellent with gravel roads and sites. The sewer connection had been sawed off with a PVC cap and there were no threads. Good grouping of utilities. There is a nice concrete patio with picnic table and lattice cover. The water valve leaked, but the water pressure was at least 50 psi. The host camper is what I'd call a "character." Friendly and helpful, but opinionated. Lots of dust and wind, but hey, this is West Texas. - Good Vibes
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Wide open, big pull-thru sites with covered patio, picnic table & BBQ grill. Very helpful by phone with directions locating the park because GPS address doesn't get you far enough to get the park! Cash or check only. - monamonaco
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This is a real experience, almost a throw-back to the 1940's travel park. The owner is reclusive, but once met, is OK.
Let me explain: I did not have a reservation (and the sites were virtually empty, as this place almost appears abandoned.) I rang the doorbell at the screen-door: no answer. Tried again. No answer. Spoke loudly thru the screen (in case mgr was in back room) and almost beside me, sitting in the dark, a loud response "I'm sitting right HERE!"
I asked if there was a campsite avail, and he asked what kind of RV, and how long. I said, "22' Airstream" and he said "HOW LONG?"
Oh, I said, "Two days."
It'll be $24/day! When I was allowed to enter the darkness, I saw from a picture he was a former C130 loadmaster. When I asked about his AF Service: he warmed right up and became sociable.
After that, it was a pleasant stay in a quiet, grassy, small camp. I was so amused by the quaintness. I will stay here next time also. No other campers in this busy time of year. Right in the little downtown area. Good elect/water/sewer, but that's about it.
This place is much more solitary than the crowded state park. I liked it very much. - ghorn
May 2016 - $24.00
We stayed here Memorial weekend. The owner was very nice and I enjoyed our conversation on multiple subjects. He recommended places to eat and visit. The park is clean and neat. The other reviews I read were not good, but I didn't see why they were so bad. The campground is downtown. Walking distance to the drugstore and other sites. We had a very pleasant stay and will stay here again when we come back to this area. Sites were clean, easy to hook up, all utilities work properly. Roads are easy to navigate. - Bobby Cree
May 2016 - $20.00
Entire park needs work. Bathrooms are in terrible shape and do not appear to be regularly cleaned. Noisy at late hours. Strange place. I do not recommend even for 1 night stays. The park is falling apart. - lukqbwr4
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
Jun 2011 - $28.00
We stopped over at this park after the park on the other side of town because it has great views, too. Maybe even better because they are unrestricted. And because you can't see town, you feel like you are out there. But that's about all we can recommend. It's a big white gravel parking lot and the long term-ers run the place and stare at you all the time. It creeped my wife out. The spots are right on top of each other, too, so there's no getting away really. The ones down the hill are better if you want to stay there. - newrvman
Feb 2011 - $22.00
This was our second time to stay here. All electric has been updated and is in very good condition. Full hookups with cable TV. Beautiful views of Chinati Peak and the Davis Mountains. There are 8 new pull-through spaces that have more room between them than the original 8, which is better for us since we have multiple slide-outs. Not a resort and few frills, but solid for the money. It fits the Marfa theme. Best sunset I've seen in a while, too. - raderred
Feb 2011 - $22.00
This is a basic, but solid RV park. It has all hookups, but no bathrooms or showers. If Marfa is your destination or you're looking for a jump-off point for the western side of Big Bend State Park, this is a good option. - jalexanderj