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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  • Need to fix the beach ramps. You are getting money every night from tons of campers and it's almost a year since the hurricane. And most ramps are closed. And the patrols are bad like previous post st...  more »
  • My husband and I were very excited to get to this park "at the beach". Well, it disappointed in a big way!! First, the hurricanes wiped out the ramps by the parking lot to get to the beach so we had t...  more »
  • We live in Central Florida, but had never been to St. Augustine area. We booked this trip just for 3 nights to get away. LOVED the campground - we stayed on the Inter-Coastal side and NOT the beach si...  more »

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