Park Phone issues
The visitor center main phone line is out. To reach the park call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. The issue has been reported, however the phone company is having difficulty locating the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Padre Island National Seashore will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
To protect the public from impaired drivers and help ensure a safe park experience for all visitors, Padre Island National Seashore law enforcement will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance.
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?
The white-tailed deer on the island are not considered the island's largest native mammal because they are believed to come across the Laguna Madre from the mainland. Coyotes are considered the island's largest native mammal. More...