Located on the waters of the Laguna Madre, the Bird Island Basin Campground is a great place to windsurf, kayak, boat, bird, and fish to your heart’s desire. Let’s talk about that windsurfing though... This area is ranked by Windsurfing Magazine as the “best flat water sailing site in the continental USA.” Sounds like a good place for beginners and pros if you ask us! Both RV and tent camping sites are available at $5/day (cash or check only). And, early birds rejoice: sites are not reservable!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
50 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Bird Island Basin Campground.

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Padre Island National Seashore
United States
Phone Number
(361) 949-8068
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27.472° N, 97.311° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 42 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Tent / Van: 8 Sites
(Up to people per site)