Picnic in the Park


Visitor fees were used to build the new Malaquite Picnic Shelter in the corner of the parking lot of the Malaquite Visitor Center.

The deck at the Malaquite Visitor Center offers a picnic area in the shade. You can also enjoy a picnic on Malaquite Beach, just in front of the visitor center, where there are also picnic tables and shade structures overhead.

Please remember to throw your waste in the proper receptacles in order to keep the National Seashore looking pristine. Also, do not feed the wildlife, including birds. This prevents birds from finding food naturally, and can cause them to become pests to visitors and a threat to the park's protected species.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Mailing Address:

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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