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.
Fee: No fee is charged for use of this area.
Description: South Beach is the shoreline that runs along the Gulf of Mexico from the south end of Closed Beach to the Mansfield Channel. Mile markers are placed every five miles on the beach. All camping in this area is primitive and open to RV and tent camping.
There are no paved roads and all driving is on the beach. Contact the Visitor Center at 361.949.8068 before driving down island to check on beach conditions. Click on the following link to learn some good tips for driving driving down island.
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