By Rod Powers
MacDill Air Force Base is located eight miles south of Tampa, Florida on the Southwestern tip of the Interbay Peninsula in Hillsborough County.
From I-75 South take the Leroy Selmon Expressway (also known as the Cross Town) toward Tampa. This is a toll highway with two toll stations. The first toll is $1.25 and the second is $1.00. Continue on the expressway until it ends at the MacDill AFB exit number 1B. Another route is from I-75 South to 275 South, taking exit number 41A. From both directions, you'll travel on South Dale Mabry to the Madill's Main Gate.
Directions from airport:
Follow airport exit signs to Tampa and Westshore Blvd (south). Continue south on Westshore until you reach Interbay Ave. Take a left onto Interbay until you get to South Dale Mabry, at the traffic light, take a right onto Dale Mabry. The main gate to MacDill is 2 blocks south.
MacDill has three entrances. The Dale Mabry Gate is located at the end of South Dale Mabry and it is open 24 hours a day. The MacDill Gate is located at the end of South MacDill Ave and is open Monday - Friday 0500-0830 for inbound traffic only and from 1600-1800 for both inbound and outbound traffic. The Bayshore Gate is located at the end of Bayshore Blvd and is open 24 hours a day.