• 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.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

You can earn a Junior Ranger badge at most parks that you visit, including Padre Island National Seashore. How many badges have you earned by visiting the national parks?

Are you interested in exploring? Do you like art, science, history or nature? How about animals, sailing ships, dinosaurs or trains? Would you like to learn more about the national parks that belong to you? Did you know you can help protect these special places - even if you never visit them all?

If you're interested, Padre Island National Seashore is just one national park that gives you a chance to earn an official Junior Ranger badge and Junior Ranger certificate. Then, if you help keep the park clean by doing a beach clean-up, you also get a cool Adopt-a-Beach patch!

How else can I get involved?

Get in the zone! KidsZone is a place where you can explore and learn about your national parks, learn how to become an official Junior Ranger, play online games, and win prizes.

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...