Gulf of Mexico
PINS (National Park Service)

Padre Island National Seashore officially dedicated 51 years ago today

The Padre Island National Seashore is the longest in the national parks system with more than 130,000 acres.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On this day in history, the Padre Island National Seashore was dedicated by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson.

It happened back in 1968 in front of a crowd of 10,000 people.

The Padre Island National Seashore is the longest in the national parks system with more than 130,000 acres.