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.
Coastal Flood Advisory until 10:00 pm CDT 9-26-14
The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory due to strong offshore winds pushing the tides above normal levels. Beach driving is highly discouraged. Flooding up to the dunes is likely. Additional updates will be posted if necessary.
The park gives a number of programs during the year, all of which can be enjoyable for families. These include beach walks, deck talks, evening programs, star parties, birding tours, and others. Some of these occur seasonally, so please read more about our interpretive programs or call 361-949-8069 for more information.
Junior Ranger Program
The Junior Ranger program is intended for young people, from age 5 to 13. A free booklet is provided that contains activities to help the participant learn about what makes Padre Island National Seashore so special, along with the park's plants, animals, and unique history. A park ranger reviews the booklet and swears in the participant as an official National Park Service Junior Ranger. Junior Rangers are awarded a badge for completion of the booklet and an additional patch if they participate in a beach clean-up.
Now you can experience a national park even if you are not able to visit it in person! Sign up today to become a member of a growing group of young people who are interested in the world around them and in becoming involved with their nation's heritage. Kids Zone is packed with fun games and activities about our nation's parks! All you have to do is visit http://www.nps.gov/kidszone/ to start.
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