Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, Flagler Beach

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Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is a 144acre Florida State Park located at Flagler Beach, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intra-Coastal Waterway on SR A1A. It is about 18mi north of Daytona Beach and about 30mi south of St. Augustine.NamingThe park is named for Gamble Rogers, a Florida folk singer. On October 10, 1991 Rogers was camping in the area. In response to a child's plea for help, he attempted to rescue a Canadian tourist in the heavy surf and riptides of Flagler Beach. Both Rogers and the tourist drowned. The park was created by the Florida legislature in honor of this Florida folk singer/guitarist.Recreational activitiesActivities include coastal camping, picnicking, swimming,standup paddleboarding instruction and rentals , ecotours, fishing, and beachcombing. Visitors can also enjoy sunbathing, bicycling, canoeing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Between May and early September, Loggerhead, Green and Leatherback sea turtles are among the wildlife of the park.
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  • This campground has excellent facilities and good hosts. We stayed in the Oceanview loop. The sites are tight and it is right along the road. There are no trees, but the ocean is a few feet away and c...  more »
  • this place is just wonderful its on tbe beach it has hook ups and dump station it has walking paths another park acrooss the road is really nice to explore.. only draw back reservations are 6-12 mouth...  more »
  • Great place to camp.this is one of the best places to have a picnic in the area. You have the ocean side and river side.they have hiking trails.the park rangers are very nice and helpful.  more »