Physical Address

20420 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

The address above is for the Malaquite Visitor Center. Sometimes GPS systems and digital map services place the address several miles from its actual location. Try entering or selecting "Malaquite Visitor Center" as a town or waypoint, or entering the coordinates for the visitor center:

Decimal Degrees

Degrees Minutes Seconds

27.42425 North
97.29908 West

27° 25' 27.3" North
97° 17' 56.688" West

Directions to the Park



Transportation to the Park


Most visitors arrive at Padre Island National Seashore by car as there is no public transportation available to the park.

No gas or electric vehicle charging stations are available in the park. If you are traveling to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle, plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy.


If you are arriving to South Texas by air, there are several international airports to choose from. Car rentals are available at all major airports in the area.

  • Corpus Christi International Airport: 45 minutes, 38 miles (61 km) from the visitor center.

  • San Antonio International Airport: 2 hours and 45 minutes, 183 miles (295 km) from the visitor center.

  • Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport: 3 hours, 192 miles (309 km) from the visitor center.

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston): 4 hours, 264 miles (425 km) from the visitor center.

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Last updated: February 4, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.

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