• 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.


Green treefrog

Green treefrog

NPS photo

The following frogs have been documented within the National Seashore. Note this list may not be all-inclusive.


Rio Grande Leopard Frog - Rana Berlandieri

Green Treefrog - Hyla cinerea

Spotted Chorus Frog - Pseudacris clarkii

The following toads have been documented within the National Seashore. Note this list may not be all-inclusive.


Hurter's Spadefoot - Scaphiopus hurterii

GulfCoast Toad - Bufo valliceps

Texas Toad - Bufo speciosus

Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad- Gastrophryne Olivacea

Couch's Spadefoot - Scaphiopus couchii

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...