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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  • September 18, 2017
    We were lucky to be able to book 2 weeks at Gamble Rogers, and had beautiful weather just before the hurricane. The surf was great and the position of the park makes this compgound very popular most e...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    Three day stay along the ocean side of Gamble Rogers State Park---great location, very nice beach area, very clean and well maintained restrooms and showers. We experienced quite a bit of rain during ...  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    Alway peaceful and beautiful. Been coming here for 37 years. Our favorite place to go camping and spend time on the beach. Close to downtown Flager Beach and close to Daytona Beach. Camping, boating ,...  more »

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