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.
South Beach closure
Tropical Storm Dolly, going ashore on the gulf coast of Mexico, is causing coastal flooding on Padre Island National Seashore. The gate onto South Beach will close at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 2. The beach will reopen when driving conditions improve.
Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Index
If you find a nesting sea turtle, tracks, or hatchlings, immediately call: 1-866-TURTLE5
For more information about the latest hatchling releases, call the Hatchling Hotline at 361-949-7163
Sea Turtle Species in the Gulf of Mexico
Current Information and ReportingSea Turtle Research and Conservation
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Did You Know?
Eighteen species of birds found at Padre Island National Seashore are state or federally listed as endangered, threatened, or a species of concern. More...