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Malaquite Campground

9 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

Malaquite Campground is open to tents and RVs. It is right next to the beach and has paved parking, designated sites, restrooms, cold water showers, and picnic tables. Some sites have grills and shade structures. No hookups. A black/gray water dumping station and potable water station are on the…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

Reviews

9 Reviews of Malaquite Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • 3
Doug W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2021

Close to beach

We spent 4 days in early April. Arrived on Sunday and there were plenty of open sites. There us room for any size rig and there are a few generators running but the are shut down at night.

The best part is the beach. Vehicles are not allowed on the beach so you don't have the constant parade of…

A
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2021

Piece of paradise

Been able to park in a safe area just few feets from the beach is priceless. There is no electric or water so be prepared, only cold water shower but incredible sunsets and sunrises

Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2021

Seashells, Sea Birds, & Sunsets

This is one of two established campgrounds on Padre Island, and definitely the more desirable one. After camping on the sand in the dispersed area along the coast, for over a week, a gale force warning inspired us to move into this paved campground, which offered a bit more protection. 

It’s…

  • Looking from the beach toward the campground.
  • They pack 'em in here, but most people are out at the beach, not in the campground.
  • Boardwalk to the beach view.
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Month of VisitJanuary

Location

Malaquite Campground is located in Texas

Directions

Malaquite Campground is about half a mile north of the Malaquite Visitor Center. To get there, travel to North Padre Island (part of Corpus Christi, Texas). Get on Park Road 22 heading east. Stay on Park Road 22 until it ends at Padre Island National Seashore. Go through the entrance station (a booth in the middle of the road), then continue for about 3-4 miles. Turn left at the large wooden sign labeled "Campground."

Coordinates

27.43023046 N
97.2961894 W

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About This Campground

Malaquite Campground is open to tents and RVs. It is right next to the beach and has paved parking, designated sites, restrooms, cold water showers, and picnic tables. Some sites have grills and shade structures. No hookups. A black/gray water dumping station and potable water station are on the road entering the campground. Those with a paid site in the campground can pitch a tent either at the site or on the beach in front of the campground. This campground is first-come, first-served (no reservations).

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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