Marfa Lights Viewing Center

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US-90
Marfa, TX 79843
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GPS: 30.2756, -103.8829

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 4903 ft
Max Stay: 1

10 people have reviewed this location.

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Pealing Out

35 fourwinds hurricane
2003 jeep wrangler
12 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Pealing Out would stay here again

“Great overnight stop”

Reviewed May 31, 2018

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Get here before dark, this is a well used area and the night lights are fun to watch
check out our video on it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06v8vApNboI&t=94s

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Gypsy Boots
Vancouver, WA
24 Eagle Cap 1160
2015 Dodge Ram 3500 DRW
56 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Gypsy Boots would stay here again

“Great stopover!”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2018

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We had a great evening looking for the Marfa lights (didn’t seem any) and hanging out at the observatory. We parked far away from the bathrooms and slept like a baby.

Be sure to take the time to check out the town of Marfa. It’s very cool and be sure to stop at the Prada Marfa art display just north of Valentine!

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Nightly rate: $1

Trailmixandchocolate would stay here again

“Stargazing and Mystic Lights”

Reviewed Mar 05, 2018

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Well worth staying the night. Go outside and look up! The stars are beautiful here! And, yes, some mystic lights did appear and dissapear on the horizon. Be open minded about it and have fun. Arrive before sunset to see the sky change colors before it gets dark! Only cons were the lights from the bathroom and the cars coming an... more

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RNYC
Brooklyn, NY
21 VW Winnebago Rialta
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

RNYC would stay here again

“Perfect for Me”

Reviewed Feb 18, 2018

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I agree with the other reviewers. Try not to park by the bathrooms, get there by sunset and enjoy the sunrise. Don't expect privacy and do plan for traffic noise as well as trains. I didn't see the Marfa lights but there were plenty of stars. I also only saw dead bunnies so if you have pets beware.

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Justbreezinalong
Albuquerque, NM
26 Airstream Flying Cloud
20 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“A Community of Adventurers ”

Reviewed Feb 06, 2018

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Didn’t see the lights, but made many new friends amongst the travelers camped for the night. Nothing like a cold beer in the middle of no where to swap tales from the road. And, it’s FREE!

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

SporaticNomadicTribe would stay here again

“Great!”

Reviewed Dec 03, 2017

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Great star watching spot .The Mystery lights were fun.
And the morning sunrise view was a wonderful bonus.
Rabbits and quail running around.
Composting toilets were ok.

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Living Driven

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2016 Ram 2500
24 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Westside of Center

Living Driven would stay here again

“Nice little picnic area serving up mystery light entertainment.”

Reviewed Mar 18, 2017

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Another picnic area in Texas that allows overnight camping. We generally avoid these as places to stay, but this particular stop had great reviews and we were super curious about the lights. There is a long stretch of parking area to pull your rig up along the curb and by sunset, the entire lot was full of RV's hoping to catch the ligh... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“I didn't see any lights”

Reviewed Feb 03, 2017

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Good spot for an overnight, but the lights failed to show for us. Bah!

Right off the highway, so don't expect much in privacy or quiet.

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188sqft
Pittsburgh, PA
35 Grand Design Momentum
2017 RAM 3500
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Watch the Marfa Lights from your roof. Somewhat quiet.”

Reviewed Dec 21, 2016

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We spent the night here to watch the Marfa Lights. The mystery of the lights had us hooked and we had to see them for ourselves. We spent the evening watching the sunset and lights from our roof and it was incredible. You have a 360 degree view. There's a restroom there and it's fairly quiet. You're a good 50 yards from the moderate... more

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RV Legend
Denver, CO
25 Airstream Safari
2011 Ford F250
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

RV Legend would stay here again

“A fun spot to stay for the night and view the mysterious Marfa lights!”

Reviewed Feb 11, 2016

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We laid up here for a night on our way to Marfa. It worked out beautifully because we arrived late in the day and there was plenty of parking available in the 2 lots. I'd say there's room for maybe 15-20 rigs altogether. We pulled in from the west end so that our trailer door would open up to face the view rather than the highway. Ther... more

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4bars
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Mystery Lights and a Breakfast Burrito

We spent the evening passing around a pair of binoculars and debating the theories of the lights as we viewed them in the distance. A new friend, Mike Radcliffe, who owns Thurston’s Lobster Pound on Mo...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash

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