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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  • We made our reservation in February for the December date. The beach is really not public since only the campers are permitted to use the access ramps. The disappointment was that there is no sewer ho...  more »
  • We visited this park on a Saturday and found out that there is a jam session every second Saturday of the month at 2 pm where musicians from all over come to play acoustic guitar, banjo etc and tell s...  more »
  • 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 »