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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  • A unique place along A1A in all America; Oceanside with an uncrowned beach. Great waves in warm weather!  more »
  • Stopped at park to see what they had to offer. Ended up going on nature trail and saw a lot of different birds. Great camping area boat launch and clean restrooms. Would certianly camp here. Very frie...  more »
  • We visited here on quite possibly the ugliest day of the year - whipping winds, freezing temperatures and constant rain...still the BEST of our 8 stops of our trip! Geocaching was great despite the el...  more »
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