2 RV Parks near Marathon, Texas
May 2017 - $20.00
Rate was based on a weekly rate of $140. If you stay less than a week, nightly rate is $35. If you want to extend you stay an extra night or two, the nightly rate of $35 applies. The RV park itself is nothing but a big wide open gravel lot. When you go to make a resv. online, the rates were the same for 30-amp or 50-amp electric. If you choose the 30-amp, you will get older electric pedestals not too good condition. Choose the 50-amp which are new pedestals with the standard 20/30/50 outlets. Also the 50-amp sites are on the 2nd row and further away from the highway noise. They only have 2 rows of RV sites and a couple "way out in the back" near where the owner lives. I do not know how to reserve those sites (maybe by phone vs their online reserve. system. The motel side of the property is beautifully landscaped with nice ambient lighting at night. They have a very nice outdoor fireplace in the landscaped motel side of the property - RV guests are welcomed there, too. Cable TV was fair. Wireless internet was good. AT&T 4G internet which was excellent fast. VZW 3G internet was fair. The electric in the 50-amp sites was ok - voltage dropped to 109 in the peak late afternoon heat on both legs of my voltage meter. Marathon is an excellent jumping point to visit Big Bend Natl. Park. We have 2 dogs & did not want to risk losing power at the Natl Park campground (which is nothing other than a big asphalt parking lot). - TravelnSteve
May 2017 - $30.00
In Marathon, which doesn't have much to offer. Close (80 miles) to Big Bend NP. No recreation activities, no dog recreation area. Just a gravel and dirt campground. Our cable didn't work except for a few channels. - Bburgbrewer
May 2017 - $35.00
Be careful using Passport America, I called to get a reservation, got their answer service telling me I had to use the internet to get a reservation, asked about Passport America, but they never returned my call. I made the reservation over the internet, when I got there they said they wouldn't honor Passport America.
Admin note: Park advises if reservation is done by internet, they will honor Passport America. Contact park for details. - Terry A E