• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Sobriety checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Law Enforcement officers at Padre Island National Seashore will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

  • 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 or (361) 949-4793. 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.

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?

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Beaches in Texas are considered public highways and therefore all vehicles on them must be street-legal and licensed. More...