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.
The Malaquite Visitor Center is accessible to all individuals. There are graded ramps to the visitor center, picnic area, Malaquite Beach, and restroom facilities. Two wheelchairs, designed for use in the soft sand of the beach, are available for free. An elevator is available for access to the main observation deck at the visitor center. The park orientation video and a video on the sea turtle program is available in either Spanish or English.
Did You Know?
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...