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Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

 About Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

A view of the boat ramp, sea wall, and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway access from the day use side of the park.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Barbara Roberts

Greetings!!  Summer is here and we're staying busy!   It's sea turtle nesting season, so you'll want to respect any female sea turle that crawls onto the beach from the sea to lay her eggs.  It is a daunting task for her to come on land and if she is alarmed she could abandon nesting. Park staff and volunteers are monitoring the beach daily for new nests and a lot of them have hatched already!  If you are lucky enough to come across a hatchling emergence, please stay back and let the little guys work their way to the ocean!

Construction activities will move into gear soon (date TBA) on the west side of the park to install a new campground.  Once started, the work will take 6 to 8 months and during this time certain areas of the park and some activities may not be available. Currently the nature trail is opened, but it has silt fence crossing it in several places.

The seawall repairs are ongoing and will hopefully be completed sometime in August.

Our kayak and canoe rentals provide visitors with access to the Intercoastal Waterway for sightseeing or fishing.  Kayaking at a higher tide gives you the most access to the tidal estuaries.  We also rent bicyles; consider a Friday or Saturday ride to the Flagler Beach Farmers' Market in town.  We keep a continual line up of fun and interesting program opportunities for you and your family.  Find out what's going on by clicking the events button on this page.  One new program offereing we have is stand up paddle boarding.

As always, our campground is hopping with visitors from all over!   You can camp with a tent, pop-up, van or RV.  Enjoy a walk on the beach or  take a look at our beautiful native butterfly garden located at the entrance to the Joe Kenner Nature Trail.   Folks are fishing in the surf and in the boat basin.  It's not unusual to spot dolphins or manatees there.   Don't forget that we have lovely sunrises, sunsets and moonrises too!!  

Our 'Friends' group - Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park - AKA FROGRS offers interested individuals the opportunity to support us and help with our efforts at both of our parks: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach and North Peninsula State Park.

I invite you to come on out to Gamble Rogers and enjoy our fun and exciting recreational offerings.  We'd love to have you visit!

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Logo Greenways and Trails Designated Site Logo

GETTING HERE

From I-95: Whether you are traveling north or south on I-95, take exit 284 (State Road 100). Turn east onto State Road 100 and travel approximately 3 miles till you reach A1A (and the ocean). At the light turn right (south) and travel approximately another 3 miles. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be on the left.

From Daytona: Take A1A north to approximately 1 mile north of the Flagler/Volusia County line (approximately 18 miles)The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your left and our day use beach facilities will be to your right.

From Ormond Beach: Take West Granada (40) east, across the Halifax River, to A1A. Turn left (north) on A1A and travel approximately 11 miles (1 mile north of the Flagler/Volusia County line). The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your left and our day use beach facilities will be to your right.

From Palm Coast: Take Palm Coast Parkway east across the Intercoastal Waterway (toll bridge) to A1A. Turn left (south) on A1A and travel approximately 11 miles. The park is located on A1A. The Ranger Station will be on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be to your left.
Avoid the toll: Take Palm Coast parkway east to Colbert Lane. Turn right (south) on Colbert Lane and travel approximately 7 miles to SR 100. Turn left (east) on SR 100 and travel approximately 1.5 miles to A1A. Turn right on A1A and travel about 3 miles. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive to your right and our day use beach facilities will be to your left.

From St. Augustine: Take A1A south for approximately 32 miles to SR 100. Continue straight through the light and travel approximately another 3 miles to the park. The Ranger Station will be located on the drive on your right and our day use beach facilities will be located on your left.

GET INVOLVED

  • Volunteer -

    Are you interested in volunteering with Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area? Is your place of employment interested in coming out as a group to volunteer? What about your scout group or any other groups you are involved in? If so, we can use your help!

    Volunteer involvement creates a better understanding of Florida's state parks and develops a meaningful bond between the local community and the park. Volunteer jobs at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area include exotic removal, ranger station volunteers, special events assistance, research develop programs, interpretation and tour guide, to name a few. See below for available positions.

    Available Positions:

    • Exotic Plant Removal: This person will identify exotics in the park and remove them by hand or with the use of herbicide. Must be able to work outdoors; be capable of using hand tools and herbicide safely and effectively; be willing to learn how to mix and apply herbicide and identify exotic plant species; have a valid driver's license and ability to operate on and off road vehicles safely. Exotic removal groups are regularly scheduled, contact the park for details.
    • Sea Turtle Patrol: May-October the park patrols approximately four miles of beaches for sea turtle monitoring purposes. Volunteer must already be ATV certified or be able to attend training. Volunteer must also complete FWC's sea turtle monitoring training, offerred once per year. Contact the park for available positions. Experience preferrred.
    • Ranger Station Volunteer: Volunteer will assist the Front Desk/Customer Service staff in daily operations of the front desk. This includes but is not limited to: answering phones; answering questions from walk-in visitors; making copies; taking messages for park personnel; using a cash register; making copies; filing; using a computer; faxing; stocking brochures, etc. The volunteer will always present a neat, professional appearance and wear appropriate uniform components and name plate while working in the public eye and on official duty. The volunteer will always have a professional, courteous and helpful attitude when dealing with all members of the public, fellow volunteers and Park Service employees. The volunteer will be trained in and adhere to all Park Service Safety and Customer Service Procedures. Qualifications: 18 years or older; volunteer must complete and submit a Florida Park Service Volunteer Agreement Form; a search of the state's sexual predators and offender's registration information maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shall be conducted. 

    For All Volunteer Positions Keep In Mind: 

    If you would like to become a state park volunteer you need to fill out an application. You may fill out the Online Volunteer Application below or paper applications can be picked up at a state park or downloaded below then dropped off at a state park or mailed to: 

    Online Volunteer Application

    This electronic application goes to the Florida Park Service's Statewide Volunteer Coordinator who then forwards the application to parks for consideration. Please review the online park guide or individual park pages to discover which parks interest you most and list these parks on your application. Identifying specific parks of interest greatly increases your opportunity for a successful placement.

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park
  • 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
    Flagler Beach, FL 32136
    E-Mail: President, Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park

CONCESSIONAIRES

PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in the park, but not on the beach. They must be well-behaved and kept on a six-foot handheld leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended or taken into restroom facilities or concession areas. Please clean up after your pet. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.