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.
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.
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...