Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, Flagler Beach

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State Park
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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  • Great place for RVs ..not so good for tent camping.We have camped on the beach side which is excellent. This time we got lucky and got a site when it is usually packed. We were on the river side which...  more »
  • Our adventures here have been positive except for the beach ramps not being repaired quickly after a hurricane that hit here last year.  more »
  • Been coming for many years and this place only gets better. Hurricane oct 16 took out a few of the walk overs but one remains in the camp the rest will be repaired this year Rangers and camp host are ...  more »