Description

Just a half-mile north of the visitor’s center, Malaquite Campground features 48 semi-primitive sites. Camp at your site, or pick out a sweet spot on the beach! The campground provides flush toilets, cold-water showers (who needs coffee in the morning when you have a cold shower?), and picnic tables for each site. Take note: the twenty cash transfer apps on your phone won’t Continue reading...
Just a half-mile north of the visitor’s center, Malaquite Campground features 48 semi-primitive sites. Camp at your site, or pick out a sweet spot on the beach! The campground provides flush toilets, cold-water showers (who needs coffee in the morning when you have a cold shower?), and picnic tables for each site. Take note: the twenty cash transfer apps on your phone won’t work here. There is an $8/night fee in addition to the park entrance fee, which can only be paid in the correct amount of cash or with a check! If you just thought, “what’s a check” then you may be too hip to camp. JK, just bring cash.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
48
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Fishing
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Kate
Kate
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 19th, 2017

We visited here on 4/27/17 (before the hurricane)

There is free beach camping south of the established campground (After you pay the park fee, that is). Much less crowded and you have access to the whole beach. Stop in the visitor center to get the park pass and instructions on how to get there. The established campgrounds were quite packed when we visited.

We very much enjoyed the beach here an the sunrise from this side of the island can't be missed. Salt and sand everywhere.

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Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 15th, 2018

We camped here March and June of 2017. We enjoyed our stay both times. The facilities are clean, the shower and restroom were very convenient.

The best thing about this site is the sunrise and moonrise views. Watching a fullmoon rise here is spectacular.

We came here primarily for the sea turtle release, although there weren’t many people at the campsite/beach since it’s not a huge campsite. A lot of people come for the baby sea turtle release when it happens at 6:45 AM. The release is worth it for sure.

We’d definitely come back.

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Hipcamper Joanna
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Kate
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2017
Park
Padre Island National Seashore
State
Texas
Phone Number
(361) 949-8069
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
27.432° N, 97.299° W
$8/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 48 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)