Stillwell Store, RV Park & Museum is located in Brewster County on FM 2627 in the Chihuahuan Desert just north of Big Bend National Park, approx. 8 miles from the Persimmon Gap entrance. This legendary West Texas landmark is so rich in history one can only attempt to appreciate its past, present & future place in Texas history.
The income producing, old-fashioned general store carries basic necessities/supplies, such as soft drinks, beer, ice, canned goods, regular gasoline & features a unique gift shop. The RV Park has sites with full hook-ups (electric/water/sewer), water/electric only sites, dry sites & tent sites. Visitors also have access to showers, restrooms, WiFi & limited lodging rentals. Stillwell is a practical campground with a lot of history that will take you back in time to a simple, old west setting.
The +/-250 acres is a small piece that's left of a large cattle ranch belonging to the Stillwell family dating back to the early 1900s. Hallie married Roy Stillwell in 1918 & over the next 30 years raised 3 children Roy, Guy & Dadie through harsh conditions, limited medical care, severe droughts, war, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression & disease. Roy unexpectedly died in 1948 & Hallie maintained the ranch until 1964 when she turned the ranch over to her two sons. In 1969, Hallie opened the Stillwell Store & RV Park & instantly became a tourist attraction for those traveling in Big Bend Country. In 1991, Hallie's daughter Dadie opened Hallie's Hall of Fame Museum on the ranch to honor her mother's West Texas legacy.
The property's terrain ranges from scrub brush flats to gently rolling foothills up to elevated bluffs offering distant views of Stillwell Mountain & Santiago Peak.
Native wildlife in the area enjoy year-round water & feed creating an above average population of mule deer, quail, javelina & dove. An occasional elk, mountain lion & black bear have been spotted as well.
Continuing on FM 2627 for approx. 20 miles southeast of the ranch there are rafting/fishing trips at La Linda on the Rio Grande River.
Located near Big Bend National Park (+/-800,000 acres) & Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (+/-103,000 acres), these large neighbors provide additional opportunities to hunt, explore & enjoy some of the most scenic country in West Texas.
Stillwell's appealing, yet simple Big Bend Country setting is sure to take you back in time with its western charm.
Texas Monthly article featuring the legacy of Hallie Stillwell: https://www.texasmonthly.com/being-texan/hallie-and-farewell/
Stillwell Store, RV Park & Museum site: https://www.stillwellstore.com/