Rules and Regulations
Since Eglin is an active military base, all visitors must follow posted rules and regulations. Anyone planning to enjoy the outdoors at Eglin Air Force Base must obtain an annual Outdoor Recreation permit. Obtain your permit online.
Before heading to Eglin Air Force Base to hike, bike, paddle, or camp, you must always check ahead that the area you plan to visit is not closed due to military excercises. You can check the Public Access Map online or call 850-882-4164. FPCON DELTA status means the entire base is closed to public access.
Eglin Air Force Base is an active military base with ongoing bomb testing. If you notice any sort of ordinance – rocket, bomb, hand grenade – do not approach it but note the location and call Eglin Security Forces at 850-882-2502 to report it. For your safety, stay on marked trails and in designated recreation areas.
Wear a bright orange shirt or vest during hunting seasons. Check the Eglin iSportsman website for hunting season dates.