• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • 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.

Park Planning

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Resource damage caused by illegal off-road driving.

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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.


We rely heavily on your feedback to help guide the stewardship of America's great natural and cultural resources. By clicking on this "Documents Open for Comment" link you can read and comment on projects specific to Padre Island National Seashore using the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site. This National Park Service web-based software site is your portal to projects occurring at all of the National Park Service units. The PEPC site makes it easy for you to review planning and environmental documents, and allows you to post your comments on documents open for public comment. We encourage you to comment on the projects occurring at Padre Island National Seashore and explore other projects occurring throughout the nation by visiting the PEPC site, found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.

You are invited to read the planning documents that are used for specific projects at the National Seashore.

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