• 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.

Directions

Plane

The nearest major airport is Corpus Christi International Airport, which is approximately 43 miles away.

Car

The National Seashore is located southeast of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Visitors to the area should head east through Corpus Christi on Highway 358. After crossing the JFK Causeway onto Padre Island, Highway 358 changes to Park Road 22. Continue about 10 miles south on Park Road 22 to reach the park entrance. The physical address for Malaquite Visitor Center is 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418.

The National Seashore is on North Padre Island, which is no longer connected to South Padre Island. To reach South Padre Island, get on Highway 77 and drive approximately three hours south of Corpus Christi. For information on South Padre Island, call 1-800-343-2368 or visit their website at www.sopadre.com.



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...