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.
Sea Turtle Media Coverage
Sea turtle conservation and research efforts conducted at Padre Island National Seashore have received extensive media coverage since they began in the late 1970s. Coverage has extended from local to international levels and included the New York Times, Washington Post, Discovery News, Dateline, Southern Living Magazine, Bark Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic, Texas Country Reporter, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department television series and magazine, Texas Highways Magazine, Texas Coop Magazine, Corpus Christi Caller Times, Houston Chronicle, National Parks Magazine, San Antonio Express News, Brownsville Herald, Voice of America News, and numerous others. Dr. Donna Shaver, Chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, was featured as ABC World News Tonight's Person of the Week on July 29, 2005.
Follow these links to some recent media coverage of work conducted by the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore. The articles are grouped by years.
Cold Turtles: Rescued and Headed Back to the Gulf Houston Press
Did You Know?
Padre Island National Seashore has a wheelchair designed for use on loose sand available for loan at no charge. Users must leave a driver's license or their personal wheelchair at the information desk while the beach wheelchair is on loan. More...