• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the boat ramp.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

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.

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