• 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.

On the Laguna Madre

373,000 Western sandpipers in flight over the Laguna Madre

Migratory birds are just a part of the complex system that makes the Laguna Madre such a majestic and important place.  Click on the photo above to learn more about why the Laguna Madre is so special.

NPS Photo

The Laguna Madre, which is Spanish for "Mother Lagoon," is home to a beautiful diversity in wildlife, vegetation, and unique habitats. Select one of the following topics to learn more about how you can enjoy and explore this rare and beautiful hypersaline lagoon.

Click here to listen to a podcast on the Laguna Madre.

Birding

Boating

Camping

Fishing

Hunting

Swimming

Windsurfing

Did You Know?

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The Laguna Madre is one of only six lagoons in the world that is hypersaline (saltier than the ocean). More...