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.
Fee: $8.00/night or $4.00/night with an Interagency Senior or Access Pass. This fee is in addition to the park entrance fee. PLEASE NOTE: This camping fee is paid at a self-registration kiosk. The correct amount of cash (or check) is required (no debit or credit cards can be used for this fee, and no change is available).
Description: Tucked in the dunes with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and just half of a mile north of the visitor center, Malaquite Campground features 48 semi-primitive designated sites. Tent campers are welcome to set up camp on the beach or at the campsite. Each site has a maximum capacity of two tents, two vehicles, and eight people. Camping is accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.
Amenities: This campground provides flush toilets, cold-water rinse showers, and paved parking. Each site has a picnic table. Sites on the Gulf side also have shade structures and grills. There are no hook-ups available, but there is a gray/black water dump station and potable water filling station off of the entry road to the campground.
Did You Know?
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...