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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  • My husband I went to a class that was on how to crab in the area. Great class, we learned a lot and got to use traps, etc, first hand after the class was over.  more »
  • Our favorite beach campground that is oh SO hard to get a reservation at. They have two campgrounds: one beach and one river; both are nice but the beach campground is so easy to have beach fun withou...  more »
  • We've been here several times, it's right on the beach. Very limited space and you have to be a stalker to get a reservation. Because of the location, it's very popular. Clean beaches and campsites. S...  more »