marathon skypark

About the Skypark

The Marathon Sky Park is a unique concept/development designed to enhance the experience of our visiting astronomy enthusiasts. Like the golden rule of real estate suggests: Location, Location, Location!

Marathon, Texas is located in a remote section of West Texas known as the Big Bend Region, in Brewster County which fortuitously is the largest county in the country with the lowest population density. It is situated in what is known as, the Great Marathon Basin, and surrounded by mountains which protect it from light intrusion from neighboring towns.

marathon skypark

An elevation of approximately 4100' in a dry, high desert environment, in addition, the Marathon Sky Park is located a half mile west of the community of Marathon, Texas, on approximately 3 acres on the north side of the Marathon Motel & RV Park property. No wonder Marathon and the Marathon Sky Park boasts some of the darkest skies in the lower 48 contiguous United States!

Amenities include wifi, 3 level concrete pads featuring 110 power, and a shade cloth barrier to prevent any stray light intrusion.

Future improvements include additional pads, warm room, and if long term or permanent arrangement is desired, a roll-off roof observatory with pier pads to accommodate hands-on or robotic needs.