RV Parks & Campgrounds

Marathon Motel and RV Park

4.7 Stars 4.7 -  11 Reviews  $$
(432) 386-4241
Marathon, Texas


Water, Electric, Fifty Amp, Sewer, Wi-fi, Pets allowed, Tents, Cable TV


April 11, 2022 - reviewed by Dozens
5.0 Stars   $35
What A Surprise
We needed a place to overnight on way to Big Bend. Great stay with stargazing show surprise and two very knowledgeable guys, such a special for the night. Tacos at the Hotel was amazing and also the hotel was very pretty! Next visit to Big Bend we will stay here, not drag the RV all the way to NP and SP as it gets pretty up and down further south and west. Sites pretty big and easy to maneuver

December 4, 2021 - reviewed by Marilyn
5.0 Stars   
Good Choice
We stayed one night on our way east. Star gazing was the highlight. It takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at sunset. The campground is basic but there is a large courtyard to enjoy that is beautifully kept. I would stay here again and recommend it to others

January 15, 2021 - reviewed by WanderlostRV
5.0 Stars   
Oh, My Stars!
We stayed for almost a week and enjoyed our time in Marathon. The first night we enjoyed looking at the stars with the resident astronomer. The rest of the week we stayed cozy in our warm RV at night as it got really cold! The stars were truly spectacular, but too cold for me. During the day we explored Big Bend, which was convenient to access from the RV park. The only reason we give four stars and not five was the difficult to use laundry room, and the train next to the park.

July 3, 2020 - reviewed by Full Timers
3.0 Stars   
A Nice Rest
We’re on our way from Zapata to Terlingua. This was a great place to stay a night . . . A beautiful star filled night. Bill had his telescope out for us to gaze through . . . a special treat! Make it a point to stay if you’re in this neck-of-the-woods . . . no I mean desert. My Rating Star System 1. Stay if you must . . . 2. Just below the average we’ve seen, but good enough; 3. Nice, above average, clean; 4. Very good, super clean, great service; 5. Exceptional, nothing better

June 30, 2019 - reviewed by Mike and Tina
5.0 Stars   
You Gotta See This Place
We workamp here for Danny. He is REAL. The sky at night is awesome. If you want a resort with all the bells and whistles then this not it. But the Basics are very good. Wi-Fi is the best we have encountered in any park in Texas. The place is authentic and Frank the cook is good. Weather is the bomb. Hardly no humidity. Here it's the 1st of July and avg day temp feels like 80's. Night time is avg. 70's. Thanks Danny.

May 5, 2019 - reviewed by Tony
5.0 Stars   $33
Great Experience
Son and I used this park as base camp for our trip into Big Bend. We really enjoyed the 2 nights speny here. Woul definitely recommend. Staff was friendly and park was nostalgic.

December 19, 2018 - reviewed by HANK
4.0 Stars   
Good, Comfy Place For A Week
I ended up far ahead of schedule on my cross country trip, crashed here for a week. Pleasant, nice people, great weekly rate, ok town. Only wish the wifi were better, very laggy.

August 1, 2018 - reviewed by Robert McBride
5.0 Stars   
Great Place
This place is a gem FHU, Astronomer’s dream spot. I stayed 3 nights & would have stayed longer if it wasn’t for reservations made ahead of time. Walk into the town for some other local gems. Also gateway to Big Bend National Park

December 31, 2017 - reviewed by Cody
5.0 Stars   
Great Place!
Would definitely stay again! An awesome experience! The stars were amazing and it was very quiet for a great night sleep.

June 3, 2017 - reviewed by Starcraft 24
5.0 Stars   
THE best Astro Park In The USA
Just go. The facilities are always well maintained, easy access to level roomy sites, lots of connections But that's not the magic. The magic is in the night skies. Wonderfully dark, and owner caters to astronomy. Big concrete pads for your scopes, plenty of power, and Danny may even drag out his 24" dobs for you. The grounds are beautifully kept, and the courtyard is a fantastic evening social retreat. Big bend NP is less than an hour away too!

February 6, 2017 - reviewed by GWtrikerider
5.0 Stars   
Great place to see the stars.
Smaller park with level spaces and plenty of things to check out. Nice managers and if your into astronomy this is the place to be. The courtyards are a great place to sit and relax. Will stay here again.

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