Eglin AFB covers 724 square miles of the Florida Panhandle. About 50 to 60% of it is open to the public for hunting and other types of recreation. This includes Jeeps! This does NOT include dirt bikes or ATV's. There are literally hundreds of miles of trails. The terrain varies from the typical Florida flat sandy grounds to some fairly decent hills, mud, streams and rocks. All vehicles must be street legal.
Camping: There are 12 primitive campgrounds scattered over the base. There is also a campground with full hookups for anyone qualified to use military facilities. A permit is required.
This is a map of the base. All the green areas are open to the public.
Permits for camping and "recreation" can be obtained by mail. The recreation, or for Jeeping, is $12.00 and is good for 1 year. Camping permits cost $5.00 per night with a 5 consecutive nights limit.
To get a permit by mail:
1. Copy of driver license
2. Phone number
3. Type of permit
4. Check for proper amount payable to...DFAS-IN/FDBB 3801
Send above to:
EGLIN NATURAL RESOURCES
107 HIGHWAY 85 NORTH
NICEVILLE, FL 32578
If you have any questions call Eglin Natural Resources at: (850) 882-4164 or 882-4165
WARNING: If anyone in a group is caught without a permit...EVERYONE will be fined!