Welcome to Tyndall AFB Outdoor Recreational Program
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 visit links above for this season's Regulations, Hunting Dates, and Hunt Map!
Note: B5008 is now the PERMANENT location for the Hunter Check Station (base of Dupont Bridge)
**Please see Regulations for detailed information on Hunting, Fishing, and General Recreation on Tyndall AFB**.
All Hunters will need to obtain a "hard card" from Natural Resources before they can obtain a Hunt Block pass.**
**NOTE: If you have already purchased your permit, you will receive your hard card at the hunting check station when you check in for the first time to hunt.
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
Permit Sales from the Hunter Check Station, Bldg 5008
8:30-11AM & Noon - 3PM
To check the status of your background check, contact the VCC at (850)283-4191 or (850)283-4070