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    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.

Fire Use Restriction Announced For Padre Island National Seashore

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Date: March 30, 2011
Contact: William Botts, 361-949-8068


Superintendent Joe Escoto has issued a burn ban for Padre Island National Seashore. All sizes of campfires are prohibited. The burn ban was issued due to a combination of drought conditions and high wind speeds. In order to prevent the spread of unplanned wildfires, only charcoal and gas grills are permitted. Charcoal grilling is permitted as long as it is in an enclosed container. Care should be taken to see that hot coals are completely extinguished and properly disposed of.


The Corpus Christi area has received very little rainfall in recent weeks. Park managers enacted the fire restriction for public safety due to the extreme fire danger and large quantities of dry fuels. This restriction will remain in effect until the park receives a measurable amount of rain or Kleberg County officials lift the county burn ban.

Did You Know?

The National Park Service arrowhead contains a white buffalo, an animal sacred to many native Americans.

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...