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    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line is out. To reach the park call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. The issue has been reported, however the phone company is having difficulty locating the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Contact Us

For questions about park administration, policies, concessions, operations, maintenance, protection issues, etc:

PO Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300

(361) 949-8069

Fax (361) 949-8023

For questions relating to planning a visit, interpretive programs, fees, birdwatching information, fishing/surf conditions, general information for visitors, facilities available, camping, beach closures, bookstore sales, etc:

Malaquite Visitor Center
PO Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300

(361) 949-8069

Fax (361) 949-9951

You may also e-mail the Malaquite Visitor Center.

For information on the next sea turtle hatchling release:

Hatchling Hotline

(361) 949-7163

For questions relating to oil and natural gas management and other natural resource issues:

Resource Mgmt.

(361) 949-8173 x223

Please visit the Facility Management webpage at http://www.nps.gov/pais/parkmgmt/facility-management.htm.

For information on current weather and beach conditions, along with the 24-hour forecast:

(361) 949-8175

Did You Know?

Beach wheelchairs are available for loan, but must be returned by the Visitor Center's closing time.

Padre Island National Seashore has a wheelchair designed for use on loose sand available for loan at no charge. Users must leave a driver's license or their personal wheelchair at the information desk while the beach wheelchair is on loan. More...