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Bird Island Basin Campground

Elevation: Sea Level
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: Primitive site
Reservation Status: Not Accepted First come first served basis


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General Description

This campground is totally primitive. A camping permit is required and is available at the Malaquite Visitor Center. No reservations are taken for camping, but space is usually available. There are chemical toilets only. Suitable for both RV and tent camping. A fee is charged in addition to the park entrance fee. Bird Island Basin is located on the Laguna Madre approximately four miles from the visitors center. In addition to camping, Bird Island Basin has a windsurfing area (ranked by Windsurfing Magazine as the best flat water sailing site in the continental USA) and a boat-launching ramp. For More Information on this campground please call (361) 949-8068

Directions from San Antonio: Travel along Interstate Highway 37, then turn onto highway 358. The highway changes its name from 358 to South Padre Island Drive then crosses over the Laguna Madre on the JFK causeway and becomes Park Road 22. At the end of Park Road 22 is the National Seashore.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping
Yes
ICON Bird Identification
Yes
ICON Sail Boarding
Yes



Related Activities
Malaquite Beach Visitor Center - Educational and interpretive programs are held year-round. Deck talks and beach walks are held almost every day. Deck talks last 30 minutes and are an in-depth discussion of objects including.

Malaquite Campground - Malaquite is a semi-primitive campground, providing only toilets, rinse showers, picnic tables and 50 designated sites (8 sites are for tent camping only, 26 are for tent or RV camping, and 16 are for RV's only).

North Beach Campground - This is a primitive campground and as such there is no charge. However, a camping permit is required and is available from the Malaquite Visitor Center. The site is open to both RV and tent camping.

Padre Island National Seashore Beach -

South Beach Campground - This is a primitive campground and so there is no charge. However a camping permit is required and is available from the information desk at the Malaquite Visitor Center.

Yarborough Pass Campground - This is a primitive campground and as such there are no facilities. However a camping permit is required and is available from the Malaquite Visitor Center. Access to this campground is possible only through the four-wheel drive area of South Beach.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

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