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.
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Padre Island National Seashore is proposing to reclaim areas within the park's wind-tidal flats that have been damaged by illegal off-road driving. The reclamation project would restore the surface hydrology of the tidal flats as well as help to restore the natural viewshed of the area. Reclamation of the wind-tidal flats would also offer an opportunity to monitor the effects of recovery efforts on this unique ecosystem. The experimental component of the reclamation would add to the knowledge base for future reclamation projects both within and outside of the National Seashore.
The areas under consideration for research and reclamation are those where driving is and always has been prohibited. Yarborough Pass and Back Island Road will in no way be affected. No roads will be closed for any time as a result of this project. See the link below for more information.
You are invited to read the planning documents that are used for specific projects at the National Seashore.
Did You Know?
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...