Free beach camping in Texas at Padre Island National Seashore and tour of USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.

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Not far from Corpus Christi is Padre Island National Seashore, 70 miles of undeveloped barrier island along the coast of Texas. This costal wilderness is home to nearly 400 bird species and is the prime nesting beach for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.

Primitive camping is abundant on Padre Island. South Beach is the most popular beach camping destination. Be sure to pick up a high tide flyer at the visitor center if you plan on camping on the beach.

Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis and you’ll need to fill out a permit at the kiosk. North Beach and South Beach camping is free with paid park admission.

Be sure to visit the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi and watch the Aircraft Carrier movie.

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