Clean & Camp
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Calvary Overland invites you to come explore the world's largest undeveloped barrier island!
On September 28th we will make our way down to the Texas coast for a couple days of camping on Padre Island. Then on our way back up the island on October 1st, we will remove as much trash as our vehicles will carry.
If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, ability to camp off grid, and want to help keep our beaches clean..
This is the overlanding trip for you!
Join Calvary Overland as we embark on a meaningful adventure to clean up our national seashore!
Padre Island Clean & Camp
Padre Island National Seashore is the most important nesting location in the U.S. for the Kemp's ridley, the most endangered sea turtle in the world. It's also not uncommon to see coyotes, dolphins, and deer while traveling the island!
See trash on the beach? Nine out of ten times, that trash originated offshore, and the currents brought it to the island. Padre Island has lots of beach cleanups, but struggles reaching the areas that require 4 wheel drive. That's where we come in!
Primitive camping is permitted on the entire 60 miles of beach. That is an overlanders paradise! There are no facilities or resources after entering the park, so bringing adequate provisions, fuel, & water for the 150 mile out & back is paramount.
4 Wheel Drive
The first 25 miles is accessible by a 2 wheel drive vehicle. As you make your way farther down, the tides & weather can change the terrain within a couple hours. 4 wheel drive is needed to explore the entire island.