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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  • Wonderful place we launch Kayaks from. The Rangers are all very welcoming & knowledgeable. The marine life is beautiful and fun to watch. Love this park! 
  • Have never been able to get into this park - always booked! We grabbed a one night stay. Able to walk both parts of the park, beachfront and the additional loop which is so nice and new and widespread...  more »
  • One of my favorite places in Flagler Beach to chill out. You can hang out on the ocean, grill up some burgers or just relax/meditate. Across A1A is the Intercostal side of the park. Nature trail, cano...  more »