• 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.

Camping on Padre Island


All campgrounds are open year-round. No reservations are accepted, as camping is first-come, first-served. Campers must have a camping permit, which is available from the kiosks at the entrance of each campground or from a campground host at Malaquite Campground and Bird Island Basin.

There are no public RV hook-ups anywhere in the park, but an RV dump station and a water filling station are available for all campers staying in the park.

Camping is permitted only in the five camping areas available for public use. Please see the individual campground descriptions below for more details.

Check out time for Malaquite and Bird Island Basin is 12:00 noon.

Malaquite Campground

Bird Island Basin

North Beach

South Beach

Yarborough Pass

Did You Know?

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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...