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.
The 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.
Activities 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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  • Quiet campground. Loved being right on ocean. Palmetto blocked some of the breeze which was good because it was chilly. Nice nature trails. Dog friendly-even have a section of beach where dogs are...  more »
  • For $26.00 we had a wonderful campsite, riverside, with just a short walking distance to the beach and from there a lovely stroll to High Tides @ Snack Jacks Restaurant! Gorgeous view of Flagler...  more »

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