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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.

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July 22, 2014
Park rangers conduct DUI checkpoint in continuing efforts to improve visitor safety.
A DUI checkpoint was conducted on Saturday evening, July 19th at Padre Island National Seashore. The drivers of 146 cars were contacted. Six drivers were sent into secondary screening for further investigation, and two of those drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. There were also citations issued for open containers and possession of marijuana. Approximately 40 drivers passing through admitted to consuming alcohol while at Padre Island National Seashore on Saturday.

July 22, 2014
Tourism to Padre Island National Seashore creates $20.976 million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 515,831 visitors to Padre Island National Seashore in 2013 spent $20.976 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 279 jobs in the local area.

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