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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-3000
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Some of park was off limits due to government shut down

We took a hike through the portions of the park that were open during the shut down. What we saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Needs a lot of upkeep

It has been four years since we last visited the Laguna Madre Nature Trail located at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Topeka, Kansas
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“birding center” (20 reviews)
“within feet” (2 reviews)
South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-3000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a hike through the portions of the park that were open during the shut down. What we saw was interesting and the place is very nice for hikers.

Thank KLC2210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been four years since we last visited the Laguna Madre Nature Trail located at the Convention Center. It is obvious that not much has been done to keep the trail in good repair. We noticed that signs explaining the habitat are so old,...More

Thank KSMeadowlark
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Just a great experience especially at Low Tide when the Flats are exposed. You'l see dozens of different species of Water birds foraging and loafing.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Walk was perfect, saw birds, Geckos and even an alligator, was a really inspiring time toward the end of our visit.

1  Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very nice boardwalk trail from the Convention Center and meanders on out to the Laguna Madre wetlands. Great for the kids. We saw turtles, crabs, fish and birds, a fun "treasure hunt". Beautiful views of the coastal lagoon. Very clean and well maintained.

Thank NinePine14775
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Park at the convention center and check it out too!! It's all free and within a stone's lob of the birding center. All the same animals and wildlife. Soo many birds, fish, crabs, insects, and we even saw baby AND adult alligators! We went in...More

1  Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was a nice little free scenery tour. We saw a lot of wild life like crabs, birds, turtles and an alligator! The trail head is right next to the whale wall.

2  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Odd that this is right next door to the birding center and both have a boardwalk through the marsh. Further strange that the boardwalks don't connect but come within 3 feet of one another. Makes you wonder, what's that about. So if you want to...More

3  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Conveniently located near the convention center. We enjoyed the different birds and plants here. Thank you for keeping this area for our wildlife!

1  Thank SuzieQT2
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An update from a year ago. This time I went on the trail early Sunday morning. There were many "expert" birders who were very willing to share their knowledge. I learned a lot and even saw more than I realized was out there. It's also...More

2  Thank CaptainSPI
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29 May 2017|
Response from Wallace J B | Reviewed this property |
No Charge.Same address as the SPI Conventions Centre. Open 24 hours.