• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the boat ramp.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

Sea Turtle Research, Conservation, and Monitoring Partners

Two Kemp's ridley hatchlings

Two Kemp's ridley hatchlings

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U.S. Partners

National Park Service (Padre Island National Seashore)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NOAA Fisheries (formerly National Marine Fisheries Service)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Shell Oil Company Foundation

National Park Foundation


HEART and Sea Turtle Restoration Project

University of Texas and ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep)

Texas Master Naturalists

Texas General Land Office

University of Charleston

University of Alabama

Texas A&M University

Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Western National Parks Association

Coastal Bend, Bays, and Estuaries Program

U.S. Coast Guard

Forever Resorts

Friends of Padre, Inc.



Gladys Porter Zoo

Sea Turtle, Inc.

Mexico Partners

Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROF EPA) Gobierno de Tamaulipas (SEDUE)

Secretaria de Media Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)

Camara Nacional de la Industria Pasquera (CANAIPES)

Secretaria de Obras Publicas Desarrollo Urbano y Ecologia (SOPDUE)

Zoologico de Tamaulipas

Did You Know?

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Eighteen species of birds found at Padre Island National Seashore are state or federally listed as endangered, threatened, or a species of concern. More...