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Florida Guide > State Parks



Gamble Rogers State Park is located 3 miles south of Flagler Beach , 18 miles north of Daytona and 30 miles south of St Augustine. It is on Floridas cooler Atlantic Coast.

Gamble Rogers was a well known folk singer and actor who sadly died on October 10th 1991. He perished attempting to rescue a drowning man in St Augustine. The park has been justifiably named in his honour.

You may have heard Gamble Rogers voice at The Space Center, since he narrated a film for them. He was a native of Florida and there is an annual Gamble Rogers festival to commemorate his life and career.

This State Park sits rather nicely between a lovely beach and an intra coastal water way and covers 144 acres. There is a good quarter mile nature trail and a boat basin with a ramp in the intra coastal area. You can hire kayaks from the parks concession holder, Kayaks of Flagler Beach

From Spring to late summer you will see the turtles who have come to lay their eggs; there are green. leather back and logger head turtles and care must be taken not to disturb these endangered species. They come out to lay their eggs in the evening.

Low tide is a good time to spot some wading bi rds such as pelicans and the State Department is working hard on the sand marshes to make them a haven for other birds.

On the intra coastal side of the park you will find pic nic tables and a large pavilionthat provides some welcome shade. This is also where you can fish in the prolific waters. British anglers are always pleasantly surprised at the amount of fish they can catch in these fertile waters. You are restricted to the amount of fish you may catch; this is a generous allowance and you should consult a ranger for guidance.

There are 34 campsites in this area and all of them face the Atlantic ocean.

The cost of entry is $8 for a car and up to 8 people. This is a windy beach and the waves are considerably rougher than Floridas west coast, so wrap up warmly in the winter months.

CONTACT DETAILS

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 South A1A
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136

Phone: 386-517-2086

Fax: Contact Park for Number

Visitor Service Provider

Kayaks of Flagler Beach

386-561-8509

Visitor Service Providers may be a shop, cafe or equipment supplier. They are not run by the State Parks Department, but are chosen and approved by them.

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