Bird Island Basin Campground - This campground is totally primitive. A camping permit is required and is available at the Malaquite Visitor Center. No reservations are taken for camping, but space is usually available.
Malaquite Beach Visitor Center - Educational and interpretive programs are held year-round. Deck talks and beach walks are held almost every day. Deck talks last 30 minutes and are an in-depth discussion of objects including.
Malaquite Campground - Malaquite is a semi-primitive campground, providing only toilets, rinse showers, picnic tables and 50 designated sites (8 sites are for tent camping only, 26 are for tent or RV camping, and 16 are for RV's only).
North Beach Campground - This is a primitive campground and as such there is no charge. However, a camping permit is required and is available from the Malaquite Visitor Center. The site is open to both RV and tent camping.
Padre Island National Seashore Beach -
Yarborough Pass Campground - This is a primitive campground and as such there are no facilities. However a camping permit is required and is available from the Malaquite Visitor Center. Access to this campground is possible only through the four-wheel drive area of South Beach.