• 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.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

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?

White-tailed buck (odocoileus virginianus)

The white-tailed deer on the island are not considered the island's largest native mammal because they are believed to come across the Laguna Madre from the mainland. Coyotes are considered the island's largest native mammal. More...