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Malaquite Visitor Center

Malaquite Visitor Center

Malaquite Visitor Center offers an information desk, small museum, and bookstore/giftshop. It is currently closed with a temporary bookstore and ranger contact station open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the education center. The education center is across the deck from the visitor center. The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible with ramps to the main deck. Beach wheelchairs are available at no charge. There is also a handicap accessible deck for looking out over the dunes, grasslands, and Gulf of Mexico.

Restrooms and cold-water rinse showers on the deck remain open throughout the night, but are closed from 7:00-9:00 a.m. each morning for cleaning.

No food, firewood, or fishing licenses are sold in the park, and the park does not have a gas station. The nearest amenities from the park entrance station are about 12 miles away, so please come prepared. The park also does not have a post office or sell stamps, and cannot mail items for visitors.

Picnic area at Malaquite Visitor Center

Picnic Areas

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 Malaquite features a picnic area with convenient shade structures overhead. Also, on the beach just in front of the visitor center, there are also picnic tables with shade structures overhead.

Last updated: September 18, 2020

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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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