Please note that no reservations are taken for camping. Please call Malaquite Visitor Center at 361-949-8069 to check on availability in the campgrounds. Space is almost always available on the beaches, unless they are closed due to unusually high tides.
PARK ENTRANCE FEES
Vehicle Entry Fee
This is a vehicle fee and is good for seven days.Annual Park Pass (This is optional. If you visit park on a regular basis, this annual pass may be a good option).
$20.00 Annual Fee (This is optional. If you visit the park on a regular basis, this is a good option).
An annual park pass may be obtained for $20, and is valid for a year after the day of purchase. Please note that this is a pass to Padre Island National Seashore only. To learn more about entrance pass programs to all federal lands, including Padre Island National Seashore, follow the link below.
Bicycle/Walking Entry Fee
$5.00 - 7 days
Anyone walking or riding bicycles into the park will be charged $5.
Commercial tours must pay a flat fee, based upon the bus capacity.
1-6 passengers $25.00 flat fee, plus $5.00/person
7-25 passengers $40.00 flat fee
26 or more passengers $100.00 flat fee
Non-commercial tours include school buses, church groups, etc. A fee waiver may be issued for these groups. Please contact the visitor center at 361.949.8068 for more information.
The following fees are reduced by half for individuals with a Golden Age or Golden Access Pass.
Bird Island Basin Use Fee
$5.00 - Day
$10.00 - Annual
At Bird Island Basin, there is a day use fee of $5.00, but an annual pass can be purchased at the Entrance Station for $10.00. Please fill out a camping permit at the Bird Island Basin camping area.
$8.00 - Day
There is a day use/camping fee of $8.00 for use of Malaquite Campground.