• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line and fax line are not working. To reach the park visitor center, call (361) 949-8069. Fax to (361) 949-7091, Attention: Visitor Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Bird Island Basin Campground rehabilitation starts August 18, 2014

    The second part of a project to repair facilities and rebuild eroded shoreline at Bird Island Basin Campground begins August 18. Minor disruptions of activities in the immediate area may occur. None of the work should affect use of the boat ramp.

Contact Us

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

PO Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300

(361) 949-8173

Fax (361) 949-8286

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) 949-7091

Attention: Visitor Center

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?

A Kemp's ridley returns to the Gulf with a radio transmitter so that her travels outside of nesting season can be tracked.

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are both the smallest and the most endangered sea turtles in the world. Padre Island National Seashore is one of only a few places in the world where Kemp's ridley sea turtles come to nest. More...