Welcome to Tyndall AFB Outdoor Recreational Program
DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE MICHAEL, there are several areas on Tyndall AFB that are inaccessible and closed to recreation. Please visit the following link to the current map of open recreational areas.
The 2018/2019 Hunting Season will be closed for this year.
Please email email@example.com regarding rainchecks or refunds for 2018/2019 Hunting Permits.
A Recreational Permit is required by all non-DoD personnel, age 16 years and older, to access all Tyndall AFB property, including Crooked Island Beach, Davis Beach Boat Launch, Buck Beach, DuPont Bridge Boat Launch, Bonita Bay, Farmdale Bayou, Strange Bayou and Redfish Point.
DoD personnel are defined as Active Duty Military, Reserve, National Guard, DoD Civilians, Retired Military, Retired DoD Civilians, their dependents, and DoD Contractors with a current DoD identification card with base wide access. Individuals who are members of the public and are not affiliated with the DoD are herein referred to as non-DoD.
Non-DoD members wishing to participate in recreational activities within the West Unit (inside of the guarded gated areas) require a Defense Biometric Identification Data Systems (DBIDS) identification card, which is issued upon completion of application and background check by the Security Forces Visitor Control Center (open Monday-Friday, 0730-1630), located at the intersection of Highway 98 and Sabre Drive. However, this DBIDS requirement does not apply to areas outside of the controlled perimeter.
NOTE: DBIDS will only be issued to those individuals once they purchase a recreational permit.
**Please see Regulations for detailed information on Hunting, Fishing, and General Recreation on Tyndall AFB**.
How to get your iSportsman permit:
How to gain access through Tyndall AFB gates (West Unit) for purposes of hunting, fishing and general recreation:
This is not required of Military or DoD individuals with base access.
Problems or Questions?
Call (850) 283-2822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays Only (Permit sales, when applicable):
8:30-11AM & Noon - 3PM
To check the status of your background check, contact the VCC at (850)283-4191 or (850)283-4070