Bird Island Basin offers a boat ramp to provide access to the excellent boating and fishing waters of the Laguna Madre, one of the world's only hypersaline lagoons. You can get a daily pass to Bird Island Basin at the Entrance Station for $5.00 or an annual pass for $30.00.

Please help to protect this fragile resource by using a trolling motor or push pole, as the Laguna waters can be extremely shallow. By using a trolling motor or push pole, you can avoid scarring the sea grasses that are vital to the fish people catch in the Laguna and Gulf.

If you are interested in providing specific visitor services in the park, you are required to have a Commercial Use Authorization. Please follow the link or call the Ranger Activities Assistant's Office at 361.949.9239, Extension 33, for an application.

Last updated: January 6, 2023

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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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