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.
South Beach closure
Tropical Storm Dolly, going ashore on the gulf coast of Mexico, is causing coastal flooding on Padre Island National Seashore. The gate onto South Beach will close at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 2. The beach will reopen when driving conditions improve.
There is no regularly scheduled public transportation to or from the park. Given the distance from Corpus Christi (approximately 23 miles) and from the nearest airport (approximately 40 miles), cab fares will be expensive. Several car rental agencies serve the Corpus Christi area and are likely to be the least expensive alternative. For more information on your options, please call the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1.800.766.2322.
Did You Know?
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