• 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 and fax line are not working. To reach the park visitor center, call (361) 949-8069. 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.

Gettin' Birdy!

Fun with birds!


Coloring Book

Can you imagine being an exotically beautiful tropical bird that gets to live on a chocolate farm!? Or how about flying to hang out on a beach with thousands of your other bird friends to eat horseshoe crab eggs? Yummy! If you can imagine it, you can color it. Click here to color the images online, or you can print them out and color them at home.



You've flown for thousands of miles, been blown off course by a cold front, and nearly smacked into four buildings during your annual migration. Click here to play a bird migration game that will have you wondering, "How DO they do it!?" If your wings aren't tired yet, try this game.

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...