Welcome to the Luke AFB iSportsman Service

This site is used to obtain a visitor access permit for current or former military lands of the Sonoran desert in southwestern Arizona: 

  • Barry M. Goldwater Range - East public areas:  Area B, Bender Springs, and the Ajo Air Station (Air Force)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Range - West public areas:  Blocks A, B, and C (Marine Corps)
  • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
  • Area A of the Sonoran Desert National Monument  (AZ Bureau of Land Management)

Each individual must get a new permit each year on or after 1 July.  Your permit number will remain the same each year as your original permit number.  If you forgot your user name or password you must reset it on the LOGIN page.  YOU MUST USE THE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS for your account.  (Check your email SPAM or JUNK folder if you don't receive a reset email.)

Do not contact the iSportsman company for support.  Use the password reset tab on the LOGIN page if needed.  Make sure to check your SPAM folder if you do not seem to be receiving password or user ID reset emails.  If you are still unable to access your account, during business hours contact: 623-856-7216 for the East/Air Force areas; 928-269-3115 for the West/Marine Corps areas.  For all other questions and for general rules and other contact information, download the rules and maps for the area(s) you plan to visit from the Visitor Access Rules and Maps tab above.

Paper copies of maps are available at the Cabeza Prieta NWR office in Ajo during  business hours, at MCAS Yuma main gate, or at the Gila Bend AFAF gate.

Each individual 18 years or older must have a permit prior to entry.  Individuals under 18 years must be accompanied at all times by a permitted adult. Place a copy of your permit on the vehicle dashboard and carry a copy on your person at all times when recreating on the BMGR-East, BMGR-West, CPNWR and Area A of the SDNM.

The Barry M. Goldwater Range is the third largest military reservation in the United States. Since its establishment in 1941, the Goldwater Range has served continuously as a tactical air combat training center. The restricted airspace that defines the Goldwater Range covers about 2.7 million acres and contains 57,000 cubic miles of airspace. This airspace extends over most of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, but no ground-based military activities occur there.

Permits are required by guests of these areas to facilitate public awareness and safety, prevent interference with military training and protect the desert environment. The interactive map depicts real-time information for areas of the BMGR-East and BMGR-West that are open or closed due to military operations, as well as the available recreation areas of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Area A of the Sonoran Desert National Monument.

All permitted areas may present hazards associated with historic miltary use and the harsh environment of the Sonoran desert.  Visitors are responsible for their own safety when recreating in these areas.  Know and follow the rules of the areas you visit.

The Sikes Act, 16 U.S.C. 670a, requires the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program consistent with the purpose of military installations to provide for the conservation and rehabilitation of natural resources on military installations and, while ensuring safety requirements are met, to provide for public access to military installations for the multipurpose enjoyment of natural resources including hunting, fishing, trapping, and non-consumptive uses, such as camping, bird watching, and other recreational activities.