Bird Island Basin Campground

Padre Island National Seashore

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Bird Island Basin Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361-949-8068
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GPS: 27.4668, -97.3137

Last Price Paid: $5
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 3 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

5 people have reviewed this location.

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The Novel Traveler
Hope Valley, RI
Kia Sorento
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 27
“Not worth the 5 bucks ”

Reviewed Jan 24, 2018

Overall Rating

I must admit, I got turned around on padre island due to no signal when I arrived at night. I was looking for North Beach, road was closed and ended up here. They're building toilets, none in RV area. It's very windy, no amenities (except trash) and cell signal iffy. Basically, you pay $5 to park in a hard dirt lot or camp on hard gr... more

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1bars
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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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glasgows_onthego

28 Ford Four Winds Five Thousand
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
89 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 14

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Tight spot right on the water, great windsurfing.”

Reviewed Feb 20, 2017

Overall Rating

This was a nice spot to stay on Padre Island. Where you park to the waters edge is less then 10 feet. This spot is a world class windsurfing spot, and most the people that come here come to windsurf. If your not into windsurfing it is still a nice spot to stay, there were a lot of surf fishers too. The down side is that the sit... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
64 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 27

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Tight camping on Laguna Madre”

Reviewed Jan 24, 2017

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This campground is a row of back-in sites along the shore of the Laguna Madre. We stayed here during a nasty wind storm when we were trying to camp at North Beach on the other side of the island. It turned out to be a nice place to spend the weekend with plentiful Pelicans and friendly neighbors to spend the evening sitting on the sh... more

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1bars
AT&T Voice Only
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Brian C

36 Winnebago Journey
14 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 21

Brian C would stay here again

“Boondock camping for the hardcore windsurfer”

Reviewed Dec 01, 2016

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I've been camping here for 20+ years. The "campground" has evolved over the years from the wild west of camping to something a bit more civilized. It's really nothing more than a big parking lot for the RVs and a "Drop it where you want" in the tent camping area. Used to be free with a season pass into BIB, but they've decided to ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G

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Tomp
Maple Plain, MN
28 Airstream International CCD
2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
214 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 13
“Windsurfer and shore fishermen's campground. A good place to sgtay waiting for a site opening at Malaquite.”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2016

Overall Rating

Close in, side by side campers, predominately windsurfers and/or fisherfolk. It is a real hangout for this crowd that love the ideal windsurfing conditions on the ICW waters protected from the big waves of the Gulf. Lots of wind, lots of surfers staying for the maximum of 14 days and then coming back after the manditory three days away... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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