Learn About the Park

  • Park entrance sign with simple painting of bird flying over the beach.


    Keep informed about park news and events.

  • Close-up of ghost crab on the beach.

    Photos and Multimedia

    Browse photos and videos of Padre Island.

  • An old, grainy photograph of a few small wooden buildings in the grasslands.

    History and Culture

    Find out about the people who have visited and used this land over the last thousand years.

  • A bright yellow evening primrose on the top of a dune with the gulf behind.


    Learn about the island's plant and animal life, ecosystems, and other natural features.

  • A ranger stands on the beach with the gulf behind holding a book titled


    Bring your students to the beach or bring the beach to your classroom.

  • A ranger stands in front of a crowd of kids with right arms raised in pledge.

    Kids and Youth

    Find activities for kids and youth to do at home and during your visit to Padre Island.

  • National Park Service Arrowhead on wooden posts with the beach and gulf available in the distance.


    Learn more about our staff, laws and policies, fire management, and your dollars at work.

  • Inside of store with various items of merchandise including shirts and carved wooden figures


    The bookstore at the Malaquite Visitor Center carries a variety of books and other merchandise.

Last updated: March 24, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.

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