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    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • 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.

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September 30, 2014
Padre Island National Seashore Provides Free Public Lecture about Rescue of Cold Stunned Sea Turtles October 25, 2014
The staff at Padre Island National Seashore will be providing a free lecture and training session to the public and those interested in volunteering about what they should do if they see a cold stunned sea turtle this winter. The lecture will be held from 10:00 am - Noon Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Seashore Learning Center Gymnasium at 15801 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78418.

September 15, 2014
Drone ban
Padre Island National Seashore has finalized a ban on drone use within the park boundaries.

August 14, 2014
Bird Island Basin Campground Rehabilitation starting the week of August 18, 2014
The National Park Service is starting work on the second part of the project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground. Minor disruptions of various activities in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the nearby Bird Island Basin boat ramp.

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Did You Know?

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The wreck of three Spanish ships near the southern end of Padre Island in 1554 was the greatest disaster to hit the Spanish fleet in the New World up to that time. More...