• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • 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. 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.

Hunting the Laguna Madre

Waterfowl lawfully taken out in the Laguna Madre, on park waters or neighboring jurisdictions, may be transported by boat to the public boat launch ramp at Bird Island Basin, and then transported through the park on Bird Island Basin Road and Park Road 22. All other roads and waterways within the National Seashore are closed to transportation of lawfully taken wildlife from areas outside park boundaries.

For further clarification of these regulations, please read the regulations found in the Superintendent's Compendium or contact the park's law enforcement division at (361)949-9238.

Did You Know?

The National Park Service arrowhead contains a white buffalo, an animal sacred to many native Americans.

Although Padre Nicolas Balli established the first permanent settlement on the island, the island was previously owned by his father and his grandfather, who obtained the original grant from the Spanish crown. More...