As our facilities reopen, please remember to follow local area health orders, recreate responsibly, practice Leave No Trace principles, and work together to protect each other in the outdoors during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We appreciate your patience and your support of the national parks.
The park does not require reservations, but if you would like, you can purchase an entrance pass online before visiting the park. Please note that if you are staying overnight in the park, you would need to purchase the 7-day vehicle pass as the 1-day vehicle pass expires at midnight.
Information on Public Sea Turtle Hatchling Releases for 2021
The 2021 Kemp's ridley nesting season has started! At this time, Park Officials are currently determining whether hatchling releases will be open to the public for the 2021 season. We greatly appreciate your support and interest in our work and look forward to resuming public releases as conditions and guidance allows. Please check our Facebook Page for information on upcoming hatchling releases.
Padre Island National Seashore COVID-19 News