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post #1 of 6 Old 03-27-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Wheeling near Destin Fl?

I'm gonna be on vacation near Destin (Blue Mntn Beach) during July. Wifey likes to sit on the beach, but I get bored with that, and it's MY VACATION TOO, right?

IF I were to tow my TJ down there behind my SUV (needed to carry the family and supplies for the week), would there be any good wheeling opportunities within an hour's drive or so from that area?

Any advice on terrain/conditions would be helpful also, there isn't much sand in Indiana...

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-27-2008, 12:24 PM
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There is a state park in the area between Hwy 98 and Hwy 30A, between the three way stop at the Seagrove market in Seagrove and Hwy 98. There are several entrances along that road-I have driven my Rubicon through there last January. Not challenging, some deep sand.
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everything west coast (Destin) is gonna be SOFT sand, there is an air force base near by, if you head north away from the beach you are more likely to at least find some clay where you can get mud lol, but actual "specific locations i couldnt tell you, i could ask around though, i know ppl at school here that are from the pan handle

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Thanks guys. Anybody know what it takes to wheel at Eglin AFB? I see from some club sites that it's a popular spot, but I guess you have to obtain some kind of pass, and know exactly where you're allowed to go...

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-29-2008, 10:51 PM
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All you need is a range pass from Jackson Guard. Their office is in Niceville, FL and it costs $10 to get a recreation pass. When you get that pass they give you a map of the area. Bottom line, you'll get access to 280,000-ish acres of areas to play in. If you're looking for great obstacles and mud and rocks, this isn't it. Buy we've got trails and sand pits.

Google "Jackson Guard" and click the first link, "Eglin Air Force Base, Leisure Time." About half way down you'll see the info for Jackson Guard in the "Eglin AFB Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Recreation Program" section.
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Thanks SpookyJohn! Appreciate the help!

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