Malaquite Visitor Center
The Malaquite Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The visitor center features an information desk, educational exhibits, and a park store.
Real-Time Weather Data
MesoWest is a cooperative project led by the University of Utah, with a goal of providing access to current and archived weather observations across the United States through web-based resources. Through a series of almost 3000 Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) across the West, the MesoWest program provides climate scientists, National Weather Service forecasters, and weather enthusiasts with real-time weather conditions and past weather data.
In November 2022, a RAWS was installed at Padre Island National Seashore near the Malaquite Campground. Data collected at this station will provide park scientists and wildland fire managers with critical weather information. You can see the RAWS data for Padre Island in real-time on the MesoWest site.
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More information about weather and climate at Padre Island National Seashore is available.
Ocean tides are constantly changing. Before heading out to the beach, check the current NOAA Tide Predictions.
Rip Current Risk
Rip current risk predictions along gulf beaches are updated daily by NOAA. Before heading out to the beach, check the current NOAA Surf Zone Forecast for the latest rip current risk.
Last updated: November 22, 2023