• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    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.

Accessibility

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.
 
The park has wheelchairs especially designed for use on the beach for loan at no charge. 
The park has wheelchairs designed for use on the beach at no cost to the user.  To check out the wheelchair, leave a driver's license or personal wheelchair at the visitor center until the wheelchair is returned.  All wheelchairs must be returned by 4:30 p.m.
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