• 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.

Goods & Services

Malaquite Visitor Center

Malaquite Visitor Center

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A small bookstore and gift shop, information desk, and park museum are located in the Malaquite Visitor Center.

Across the deck from the visitor center is a small concession store which offers picnic supplies, souvenirs, beer (no wine or liquor), cold drinks, post cards, t-shirts, swimwear, basic fishing supplies, and other items. The Concessions does not rent umbrellas or beach chairs, so please bring your own.

The park does not have a gas station or post office. Please see the links above for directions to the nearest locations.

Did You Know?

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