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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  • I got a chance to stay at this park for bike week this year. As someone who has camped throughout the US I would say this is by far one of the best. I was camped on Oceanside so I got to wake up to th...  more »
  • On our recent trip to FL the kids were getting antsy so we decided to pull off and pay the $5fee to wander around this park! The kids had a blast! The scenes of the sun setting and my boys playing hap...  more »
  • 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 »

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