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Old 01-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Eglin AFB

Anyone ever do any offroading at Eglin AFB? I've heard things, but nothing ever confirmed.

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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I'm also intrested

I found this on another forum 4x4 parts.com if you are planning on putting together a trip I would intrested in going


"ok, here's the scoop...

Entry: $7.00 per person 16 and older, kids free with paying adult
one time fee per fiscal yr. (Sept 16 to Sept 15 of the following year.

Open to everyone with a valid driver's license.

once paid, you have to watch a 5 minute video on UXO and get a map. certain areas are blocked off for your safety.

hours of the "Jackson Guard" Mon-Thurs: 0700-1630, Fri: 0700-1800 and Sat: 0730-1230

It is located about a 1/4 mile from the Hwy 85 north and Hwy 20 junction next to the Eglin AFB golf course.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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I live about 45 minutes from Eglin, didn't know they allowed wheeling around on the place. Will have to check in to it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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Who do you get in touch with to see about riding there ? Sounds interesting. I sure would like to make a ride there. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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When I Was stationed there I would go to the EOR (off Memorial Trail, same road as the BX and Commissary) where they used to allow archery and dove hunting. There are a few minor trails back in there that while maybe not all that challenging, do lead to some pretty views of Choctawhatchee Bay.

We also used to go on North 285 where the old railroad tracks were and there were several places along that dirt road towards C-6. Just be careful of closed gates! I worked at the C and D ranges so I knew all the places to go back then but, as earlier stated, head over to Jackson Guard and talk to them as I'm sure all the rules changed since I was there last (2004).
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #6
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I did some research on a couple of other forum and I found this

Jackson Guard -(850) 882-4164 or (850) 882-4165- for information about the area and about getting the passes you need to be allowed to hunt,fish,camp,and wheel int here.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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I found a link on myFWC it's in PDF format with Map & regulations for Eglin AFB

Eglin Air Force Base Wildlife Management Area
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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I’m hoping to maybe put together a group I’d like to go off road there
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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I'm in. Let me know.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #10
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #11
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Eglin

Hey Guys,
Ive grown up here in the niceville/eglin area my whole, now 25...here is what ive learned as far as riding and 4 wheeling on the reservation goes...it should be kept to trail riding as anything more than that witnessed by one of many authority figures out on the reservation can and will likely end up in some sort of ticket (unless your lucky enough to get an airman of some sort, they are normally more likely to let you go)...basically dont repeatedly hit the same holes over and over again rutting them out...these sort of things can and will get your rez pass revoked (if you've managed to get it before going out) along with fines. Jackson guard tries really hard to manage the land properly so it can be hunted and fished by everyone (remember not everyone is as fortunate as us to own a jeep ) including those who don't have 4x4 capabilities.

Now that ive made it sound super up tight, its really a good place to go out and have a little fun...and bend the rules a little . I've had some great times out there and definitely broke our fair share of tow straps, cables, and dreams.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #12
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I grew up down there in the late 60s and early 70's. No rules... nothing but a locked gate or two every once in a while. We often ran with just pickup trucks with aired down ballon tires and 2 wheel drive all over those areas. Most of my time spent in the area out near Seminole on out to Defuniak Springs and so forth. Old bombing ranges, Special forces training camps and Turpentine taps. Those were the days. Nothing like it is now. This was long before the bridge over to Destin existed. The area was really the backwoods of Florida in those days. We called it LA for Lower Alabama... and all us locals were referred to as "fish heads" and "Boggy Boys".
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #13
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I currently run it, just make sure you go to Jackson Guard in Niceville and get a permit ($12 each for every person 16 and older for a recreation permit) and when you do they give you a big map with where you can and can't go and further definitions of the rules, also they have a website that details daily site/trail closures which you should check before going wheeling
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:44 PM   #14
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Heads up active duty airmen only pay 4 bucks and they're are some great rides out there! As a matter of fact my group will be making a run out on some of the trails next month y'all hit us up at panhandlemudders on Facebook !
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:51 PM   #15
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Its a great big Jeep party out there. Love it. Well loved it anyways..
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #16
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New jeep owner in the Eglin AFB area. I don't know of any places to really get off road so hit me up for any meet ups.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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I want to go sometime!
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #18
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How challenging are these trails? Are they something my 19 yo daughter could navigate in a stock TJ?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #19
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I do some 4 wheeling there. They have many miles of nice trails, you just have to have a permit. They are cheap and easy to get
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:57 AM   #20
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Anyone want to ride today? Eglin.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:03 AM   #21
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Looks like fun. Just had a baby so jeepin days are few and far between for now... Definitely interested in group rides around Eglin, so hit me up, I'll make it if I can.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:51 PM   #22
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I ride the Eglin reservation about once a month and Stelckinator summed it up very well in his post.

If you're local, Blackwater State Park up in Crestview has a few more challenging trails and it's free. If you're on Eglin, I'm parked down by Postal Pointe Mon-Fri right by the RV lot feel free to stop by.
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Any trails in niceville area? BTW anyone interested in 4 BFG mud grips with about 40% tread?
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:13 AM   #24
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Eglin reservation is your best bet, just make sure you get your pass from Jackson Guard.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:17 PM   #25
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I'm available to ride whenever someone is looking to go!
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:01 AM   #26
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Can someone who is familiar with the Eglin trails make a list of good ones and where they begin?

I live in Niceville, have a range pass, a Jeep, and buddies ready to go!

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