• 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.

Cooperating Association

WNPA headquarters in Tucson, AZ

WNPA headquarters in Tucson, AZ

Photo courtesy of WNPA

The National Seashore's cooperating association is Western National Parks Association, which is a non-profit organization. All proceeds are returned to more than 63 affiliated parks in eleven western states to fund educational, scientific, and research programs not supported by taxes.

At the Malaquite Visitors Center, WNPA 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.

For more information contact the park's WNPA representative at (361) 949-8068 or wnpa@pais.org.

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...