• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the 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 4:45 p.m.
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Metal detecting is prohibited at Padre Island National Seashore as well as at all other units of the National Park Service. More...