This site is used to obtain a visitor access permit for current or former military lands of the Sonoran desert in southwestern Arizona:
New All Areas Access annual permit hint: Ensure you have viewed the Safety Video under the "My Safety Briefs" tab on the blue bar of your home page, then you should be able to see the new permit to add to your cart.
For iSportsman account support, contact: 623-856-7216 for the East/Air Force areas; 928-269-3115 for the West/Marine Corps areas.
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 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.