• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line is out. To reach the park call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. The issue has been reported, however the phone company is having difficulty locating the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Padre Island National Seashore will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

    To protect the public from impaired drivers and help ensure a safe park experience for all visitors, Padre Island National Seashore law enforcement will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance.

Sea Turtle Research, Conservation, and Monitoring Partners

Two Kemp's ridley hatchlings

Two Kemp's ridley hatchlings

NPS photo

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?

NPS arrowhead

Beaches in Texas are considered public highways and therefore all vehicles on them must be street-legal and licensed. More...