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Marathon Motel RV Park

If you're looking for Texas RV campgrounds near the Mexican border, pull into one of the campsites at Marathon Motel and RV Park in Marathon. With amazing stargazing and sunset watching opportunities, this is a great place to base your West Texas explorations. The RV park is approximately halfway between El Paso and San Antonio and within proximity to the beautiful Big Bend National Park.Camp at Marathon Motel and RV Park, and you'll enjoy peace and quiet with a great view of the mountains. Here you will see native plants, experience panoramic views of the sky, or relax by the fountain or fireplace. Lodging options are varied here, with motel rooms, tent sites, and RV sites. Marathon Motel RV campsites come with full hookups and are easy to access. Cell signals and cable TV are available as well. The park has clean restrooms and showers, a pet area, and a laundry room. Campers can easily reach the town's center, with coffee shops, restaurants, and retail stores just a short walk from the RV park.This West Texas RV campground is open year-round, and guests can stay for a night, a week, or settle in for a month. The park is popular among astronomy fans, offering a dark, high-desert vantage point of the night sky. Bring a telescope or just a blanket; either way, you're in for some spectacular sights.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Big Bend National Park is an hour's drive south of Marathon Motel and RV Park. This scenic park is famous for its Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology. The unique landscape is breathtaking; keep your camera close to capture incredible contours and views. Some of the most interesting locations to visit in this park include the Persimmon Gap, Chisos Basin, Rio Grande Village, and more. Enjoy day hikes on over 200 miles of hiking trails or scenic driving along 300 miles of roads. Stargazing is a popular pastime here, in addition to biking, kayaking, backpacking, bird watching, and horseback riding. There are also organized educational tours and river trips that you can join.Big Bend Ranch State Park is located close to Big Bend National Park, bordering Mexico. The park's almost 300 miles of trails can be used for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You can also explore the park by paddling or driving. This is another excellent location for stargazing. Other activities in the park include bird watching, nature observing, hunting, and fishing.Davis Mountains State Park is located about an hour's drive northwest of Marathon Motel and RV Park. This beautiful park features unique scenery and offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, hiking, biking, and more. It's a popular bird-watching destination in the area, with over 300 species of birds to observe. Of all the trails in the park, the most exciting one is the four-mile-long Skyline Drive Trail, running up and down mountain ridges and valleys. There are also Ranger programs that you can follow if you want to learn more about the area.

Explore the City

When you rent an RV in Brewster County, you can drive to many interesting nearby museums and attractions. On a hot summer day, consider a visit to one of the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pools, located in Balmorhea State Park. The water is crystal clear, and you can swim, scuba dive, snorkel, or sunbathe. The swimming pool also has a gorgeous view of the distant mountains. Hiking, geocaching, and camping are some of the land-based recreational opportunities here.Head 30 minutes' drive northwest of the RV park and tour The Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine. The museum is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University. Here you can learn about local history through exhibits, programs, and activities for adults and children. The museum also displays artwork created by both national and local artists, plus old maps, artifacts, photographs, and more. Some of the exhibits you can see here include the Big Bend Legacy, Livermore Cache, Retablos Collection, and others.Fort Davis National Historic Site is located in Fort Davis, about an hour's drive northwest of Marathon. This important historical location is very well preserved, and it's open to visitors year-round. The fort dates back to the American Indian Wars from 1854 to 1891. It served as a frontier military post with the primary purpose of protecting travelers, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the San Antonio-El Paso Road and along the Chihuahua Trail. Kids can partake in the Junior Ranger program's scavenger hunt, a fun and educational way to learn more about the site.


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Find the perfect RV for Marathon Motel RV Park

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.