• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

Fees & Reservations

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.


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


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



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.

Malaquite Campground

$8.00 - Day


There is a day use/camping fee of $8.00 for use of Malaquite Campground.

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