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. 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.
Park Superintendent Recommends that Park Visitors Refrain from Bringing their Dogs to the Park Until Further Notice
Contact: Jim Lindsay, Chief of Natural Resources Managment
(Corpus Christi, Texas)- Superintendent, Joe Escoto, announced today, that park visitors should refrain from bringing their dogs to the park until park staff can determine why several Coyotes and one dog have died. During the past week, two Coyotes were found dead and two more had to be euthanized due to the severity of their condition. Also, a park visitor reported that one of their dogs died and one is sick after being in the park.
The park has limited information regarding the cause of the deaths but is investigating the possible reasons for the mortality. A Coyote carcass has been sent off for further examination. Please remember that if you bring your dog to the park, you may be putting them at risk. The National Park Service will advise the public once more information is available.
Did You Know?
The white-tailed deer on the island are not considered the island's largest native mammal because they are believed to come across the Laguna Madre from the mainland. Coyotes are considered the island's largest native mammal. More...