Padre Island National Seashore to Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day 2014

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News Release Date: November 6, 2014

Contact: Patrick Gamman, (361)  949-8173 x 9427

Corpus Christi, TX – In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Padre Island National Seashore, will be offering everyone fee-free entry on Tuesday, November 11.

Visitors who plan to enter (or re-enter) the park after November 11 will be charged the regular entrance fee. Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping or user fees.

Active duty members of the U.S. Military and their dependents can also pick up a free Annual Pass. Those wishing to obtain a pass must show a current, valid military identification card. More information about this free annual pass is available at

In 2015 there are nine fee free days:

  • January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 14-16 Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19 National Park Week's opening weekend.
  • August 25: National Park Service's 99th birthday
  • September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

For more on what there is to see and do at Padre Island National Seashore, please visit the park's web site at

Come and find your national park at Padre Island National Seashore!


Last updated: February 24, 2015

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P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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