Relax Your Mind and Challenge Your Body When You Canoe or Kayak the Laguna Madre

Padre Island National Seashore is the longest stretch of an undeveloped barrier island in the world – and, best of all, it is located just a short drive away, in Corpus Christi! For the local adventurer, the island is home to kayaking and canoeing expenditures throughout the summer. Check it out for yourself this Saturday, August 17th.

Kayaking and canoeing offer unique opportunities to explore Padre Island National Seashore in both the saltwater of the Laguna Madre and the open ocean. The Laguna Madre boasts shallow waters and protected areas that are perfect for both the beginner paddler and the seasoned explorers. Sea kayaking can be challenging but offers unique fishing opportunities.

From the beach to the bay, Padre Island National Seashore offers countless opportunities aside from canoeing and kayaking to discover and enjoy the amazing recreation and resources of the park. Take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico and build a sandcastle. Drive down the beach until civilization fades away and camp under a dazzling blanket of stars. Fish for red drum and black-tipped shark.

Ease your mind with a serene day of canoeing and kayaking! There is no fee to launch a canoe or a kayak in Padre Island National Seashore. Bird Island Basin camping and day-use areas may be easier and safer to launch from than the motorized boat ramp. Launching from the beach on the Gulf side of the island can be done anywhere except the stretch of beach directly in front of the Malaquite Visitor Center.

While exploring the island please be respectful. Many birds use the small islands in the Laguna as rookeries and should not be disturbed. It is also a good idea to check weather forecasts prior to heading out on the water. You may call the Malaquite Visitor Center for more information at (361) 949-8068.

There is very little in this world that is more rewarding than a full schedule of leisurely and stimulating activities. At Shadow Bend Apartments in Corpus Christi, Texas, we urge you to live life to the fullest and make plans to attend this highly-anticipated event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 17, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Padre Island National Seashore
20420 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

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