• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Sobriety checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Law Enforcement officers at Padre Island National Seashore will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

  • Fee Free Day at Padre Island National Seashore, August 25th, 2014

    Monday August 25, 2014 is National Park Service Founders Day and Superintendent Mark Spier invites the public to help us celebrate our 98th birthday by coming out and enjoying the day at Padre Island National Seashore. Park entry will be free on that day.

  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line and fax line are not working. To reach the park visitor center, call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. Fax to (361) 949-7091, Attention: Visitor Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Bird Island Basin Campground rehabilitation starts August 18, 2014

    The second part of a project to repair facilities and rebuild eroded shoreline at Bird Island Basin Campground begins August 18. Minor disruptions of activities in the immediate area may occur. None of the work should affect use of the boat ramp.

Event Details

  • Every Saturday Every 2 Week(s) from 09/06/2014 to 10/04/2014

    Location: Malaquite Visitor Center Auditorium Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: park entrance fee only

Explore your park through art during this 45-60 minute introduction to watercolor painting. All materials are provided, but space is limited to 20 participants. Meet at the visitor center auditorium for this program, which will be offered every other Saturday at 1:00 p.m. beginning Septermber 6th. To sign up, call the Visitor Center at (361)949-8069 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting the Wednesday before each class.