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.
Special Use Permits
A valid permit issued by the Superintendent is required for the following activities consistent with applicable legislation, federal regulations, and administrative policies:
Special Use Permit Application Process
Special uses in the park, such as those listed above, require an application (under 36 Code of Federal Regulations) in order to avoid negatively impacting the park's natural and cultural resources, other park and visitor activities, facility use, and environmental or scenic experiences.
The following applications are available for downloading and must be submitted to the park's Ranger Activity Assistant listed below.
Padre Island National Seashore
For more information, please call (361)949-9238.
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...