Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, Flagler Beach
(4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This park has camping both on the beach and across the street from Flagler Beach. The sites are open, but are very spacious and very flat. The bath house was spotless. There are kayak/canoe rentals to...  more »
  • Upon asking the ranger while entering who Gamble Rogers was, I learned he was a native Floridian and musician that attempted saving a fisherman. This area is a jewel in all it offers: camping, swimmin...  more »
  • This is the closest you can get with a pop-up camper to the beach. Hear the waves all nite. Small campsite so that could be the reason for hard to get reservations. Quiet except for nature!