Welcome to Tyndall AFB Outdoor Recreational Program


Tyndall AFB is now in Health Protection Condition BRAVO. DBIDS (Gate Passes) are issued from the Visitor Center on TUESDAY ONLY.

Crooked Island East Beach Access is now CLOSED to all foot traffic and vehicle parking due to construction to fix the access road, parking lot and boardwalk.   


As always,  DOGS ARE PROHIBITED ON TYNDALL BEACHES.  This is to ensure the safety of our many endangered species.

Post Hurricane Michael Recreation Map

ATTENTION HUNTERS! The 2021-2022 hunting season has been approved and permits are now available for sale.  There are a few rule changes this season so READ THE REGULATIONS CAREFULLY.  Pay attention to these important changes: 

*General Hunting Regulations rule: #3, #7, #33

*Hunting Days Calendar

It is your responsibility to read, understand and abide by these regulations.  Purchase of your hunting permit(s) is your acceptance of these regulations.


Please email udg_325ces_recreation@us.af.mil with any questions.

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:

  1. Determine what state and/or federal licenses and permits you need for the activity and make those purchases before purchasing any Tyndall permit.  For example, you must have your FWC hunting licence before purchaseing Tyndall hunting permits.
  2. Register an account with iSportsman (if you have not previously).
  3. Purchase available permits.  All sales are final - No refunds.
  4. Print your permit and carry it, along with applicable State Permits, when participating in hunting, fishing and general recreation on Tyndall AFB.

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.

  1. Follow the above steps "How to get your iSportsman permit". Once you have a Recreation, Hunting or Fishing Permit...
  2. Proceed to the Security Forces Visitor Control Center, Bldg 2580 on any Tuesday (only).  There, you will fill out a background check form and present 2 forms of ID (one must be a photo ID). 
  3. Once your background check has cleared (usually 20 minutes) your picture will be taken and DBIDS (gate pass) will be issued.
  4. The DBIDS card grants you access through the WEST UNIT gates of Tyndall AFB for purposes of hunting, fishing and general recreation.

Problems or Questions?

Call (850) 527-2009 or email udg_325ces_recreation@us.af.mil

IN PERSON PERMIT SALES at the HUNTER CHECK STATION, Building 4027, Next to Gate, Across Hywy 98 from Visitor Center

 Tuesdays Only, 0830 -1100 & 1200 - 1500 hours

 Visitor Center: (850)283-2043 or (850)283-2042