• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the boat ramp.

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Bring the beach to your classroom with one of our off-site programs. Programs are available for all age groups, and have been designed to meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) requirements. And all programs for school and other educational groups are offered free of charge.

Staff availability for programs is limited, so contact us early – some dates get reserved several months in advance.

To schedule an off-site program, contact our Education Specialist at (361)949-8068. You will need to provide:

· A point of contact

· The number of students who will participate

· The age range / grade level of the students

· Information on any special needs (e.g. visual aids, etc.) of any participants

Did You Know?

The National Park Service arrowhead contains a white buffalo, an animal sacred to many native Americans.

Although Padre Nicolas Balli established the first permanent settlement on the island, the island was previously owned by his father and his grandfather, who obtained the original grant from the Spanish crown. More...