Padre Island National Seashore announces new campground length of stay regulations designed to provide the maximum number of campers access to the limited number of developed campsites in the park.
Here are the new regulations: 1) The maximum time permitted for camping in the park is fourteen (14) consecutive nights. When a camper reaches fourteen (14) nights (consecutive or intermittent), campers must completely remove themselves and their property from the park for a minimum of 14 nights before returning for another overnight visit.
2) No person, party, or organization shall be permitted to camp at Padre Island National Seashore for more than a total of twenty-eight (28) calendar nights per year in any combination of consecutive nights. These limits apply to all overnight visits, including backcountry stays, campground stays or any other overnight activity.
Hurricane Harvey damage caused some of the RV /trailer / camper spots at Bird Island Basin to be washed away while making other sites in this campground too unsafe to use. The seashore maintenance rangers are currently working on repairs to the campground. Here is the latest news about recovery efforts at the Bird Island Basin Campground:
1) Camping is currently open for the tents only area of Bird Island Basin.
2) Partial opening of camp sites for RVs, trailers, and campers at Bird Island Basin will most likely start on Monday September 25, 2017. (A notice will go out if this proposed date changes).