• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • 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 or (361) 949-4793. 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.

Bookstore

Malaquite Visitor Center bookstore

The Malaquite Visitor Center bookstore is operated by Western National Parks Association.

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At the Malaquite Visitor Center, the Western National Parks Association operates a small bookstore carrying postcards, magnets, posters, bookmarks, and a wide variety of books on local history, birds, sea turtles, other local wildlife, and much more. The bookstore is co-located with the park museum and information desk.

Please note that School teachers are eligible for a 20% discount at the Malaquite Beach bookstore.

For more information contact the Malaquite Visitor Center at (361) 949-8068 or e-mail us.

Please follow this link to the WNPA website.

Did You Know?

Beach wheelchairs are available for loan, but must be returned by the Visitor Center's closing time.

Padre Island National Seashore has a wheelchair designed for use on loose sand available for loan at no charge. Users must leave a driver's license or their personal wheelchair at the information desk while the beach wheelchair is on loan. More...