• 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.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

Boating

Bird Island Basin offers a boat ramp to provide access to the excellent boating and fishing waters of the Laguna Madre, one of the world's only hypersaline lagoons. You can get a daily pass to Bird Island Basin at the Entrance Station for $5.00 or an annual pass for $10.00.

Please help to protect this fragile resource by using a trolling motor or push pole, as the Laguna waters can be extremely shallow. By using a trolling motor or push pole, you can avoid scarring the sea grasses that are vital to the fish people catch in the Laguna and Gulf.

If you are interested in providing specific visitor services in the park, you are required to have a Commercial Use Authorization. Please follow the link or call the Ranger Activities Assistant's Office at 361.949.9239, Extension 33, for an application.

Did You Know?

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Eighteen species of birds found at Padre Island National Seashore are state or federally listed as endangered, threatened, or a species of concern. More...