• 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. 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.

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) 949-8069 or wnpa@pais.org.

Please follow this link to the WNPA website.

Did You Know?

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The wreck of three Spanish ships near the southern end of Padre Island in 1554 was the greatest disaster to hit the Spanish fleet in the New World up to that time. More...