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Padre Island National Seashore to Temporarily Close for 4th of July Weekend

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Date: July 1, 2020
Contact: Charles Lassiter

The National Park Service announced today that in coordination with Nueces County, the cities of Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, Padre Island National Seashore will be temporarily closing for this weekend.

The park will be closed to all visitors beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020. Access to all park beaches and overnight beach camping will resume at that time. Malaquite Visitor Center, Malaquite Campground, and Bird Island Basin Campground will remain closed until further notice.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Padre Island National Seashore is our number one priority. The NPS is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website, and Facebook page,  
The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Padre Island National Seashore including the park website, and Facebook page,  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

Last updated: July 1, 2020

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