• 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 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.

  • Padre Island National Seashore will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

    To protect the public from impaired drivers and help ensure a safe park experience for all visitors, Padre Island National Seashore law enforcement will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance.

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?

White-tailed buck (odocoileus virginianus)

The white-tailed deer on the island are not considered the island's largest native mammal because they are believed to come across the Laguna Madre from the mainland. Coyotes are considered the island's largest native mammal. More...