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.
Fees: No fee is charged for use of this area.
Description: Yarborough Pass is located in the Laguna Madre, 15.5 miles south of the visitor center. To find the campground, drive to the 15-mile marker and backtrack approximately 100 yards. Look for a notch in the foredune ridge and turn right. Access to this campground is possible only through the 4-wheel drive area of South Beach and by boating down the Laguna Madre. If driving, follow the road approximately one to two miles to the campground. Be aware that the road through the dunes is sometimes filled with exceptionally deep and soft sand in which even 4-wheel-drive vehicles may occasionally become stuck. The flooded areas may be deep. Please use caution when crossing to avoid flooding your engine or exhaust. Please call the visitor center at 361.949.8068 ahead of time for an update on weather and driving conditions.
Amenities: Primitive camping is available here with no facilities.
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