Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore is one of nearly 400 units of the National Park Service. Other units of the National Park Service include Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and the memorials on the Washington DC mall (the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, etc.).

As a unit of the National Park Service, our mission is, as stated in the Federal Organic Act of 1916,: " conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.