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.

Post Hurricane Michael Recreation Map

The 2018/2019 Hunting Season will be closed for this year.

Please email udg_325ces_recreation@us.af.mil 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:

  1. Determine what state and/or federal licenses and permits you need for the activity and make those purchases before purchasing any Tyndall permit.
  2. Register an account with iSportsman.
  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".
  2. To get started, complete this form and submit, along with a photo copy of your driver's license, to the Security Forces Visitor Control Center, Bldg 2580, or via email (325SFS2586@us.af.mil), fax (850)283-2202, or mail to 325 SFS  Attn:  Pass & Registration, 515 Suwannee Rd, Tyndall AFB, FL 32403. Hand delivery is the most reliable form of submission.
  3. You will be notified by Natural Resources of the results of the background check no later than two weeks after submission.
  4. Once your background check has cleared and you have been notified, proceed to the Visitor's Center (Bldg 2580) with 2 forms of ID (one must be a photo ID) and a copy of your permit to obtain a DBIDS card. 
  5. 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) 283-2822 or email udg_325ces_recreation@us.af.mil


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