Park Phone issues
The visitor center main phone line is out. To reach the park call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. The issue has been reported, however the phone company is having difficulty locating the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Padre Island National Seashore will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
To protect the public from impaired drivers and help ensure a safe park experience for all visitors, Padre Island National Seashore law enforcement will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance.
The National Seashore issues four types of permits:
Malaquite Campground: $8.00/night or $4.00 with a Golden Age/Access Pass
Bird Island Basin: $5.00/night or $2.50 with a Golden Age/Access Pass
$50.00 application fee
$200.00 annual fee
If you are interested in providing specific visitor services in the park, you are required to have a Commercial Use Authorization. Please follow the link or call the Ranger Activities Assistant's Office at 361.949.9239, Extension 33, for more information and an application.
Did You Know?
Metal detecting is prohibited at Padre Island National Seashore as well as at all other units of the National Park Service. More...