• 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.

Guest Speakers

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?

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...