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Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

 Activities at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Beaches

Beaches

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation area boasts about ½ mile stretch of stunning beach. We invite you to come relax and enjoy the beautiful ambience of the blue ocean, white foam, and orange sand. Visitors can access our beach via several boardwalks including an ADA accessible ramp to the beach. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, sand sculpting, shelling, swimming, surfing, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Whatever your fancy is, you will enjoy spending the day on the beach of Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area!

We have a beach wheelchair available upon request.

Bicycling

Bicycling

We offer bicycles for rent for both adults and children! We welcome you to ride through our park. Enjoy the serenity of the intercoastal waterway. Feel free to ride through the back of the park, however, some areas are softer surfaces so caution is advised. A sidewalk following the side of A1A is also a highly used bike path. This sidewalk runs the length of Flagler Beach and runs down to Ormond. Many bicyclists use our park as a nice place to catch their breath, take a break, and get some fresh air. Please don't hesitate to contact our park or stop by and inquire about our future projects that may be of interest to you.

Birding

Birding

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is located on the East Section of The Great Florida Birding Trail. Our park plays host to many different species of birds. Many shorebirds, such as laughing gulls, ringbilled gulls, least terns, and royal terns, to name a few, are found resting on our beach and feeding in the tides. Water birds such as the great blue heron, tricolor heron, great egret, and yellow-crowned night heron stalk the shallows of the salt marsh and intercoastal waterway. Osprey can be seen high above the water perched on platforms or in trees feeding on a freshly caught mullet. The interior of the park plays host to different kinds of warblers, cardinals, robins, sapsuckers, and woodpeckers, to name a few. If you enjoy birding you will find Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area a place to stop by and spend the day. How many can you find?

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

A boat ramp is located in our park on the east end of the boat channel leading out to the Intracoastal Waterway. This boat ramp will safely accommodate canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, and boats up to 25 feet.

Boating

Boating

Boating is a popular activity at the park. Many visitors enjoy boating for recreation or for fishing as our park gives you access to the intercoastal waterway

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

The campground has 34 sites located on the primary dune of the beach.  Some sites offer an excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean. Dune walkovers provide easy access to the beach while protecting the fragile dune system. All sites feature water, electricity, a picnic table and a fire ring. A communal dump station is free to park campers. A Bedtime Story Camper Lending Library provides picture books for campers aged four to nine. Ask to check out a book at the ranger's station. Pets are allowed in the campground, but are prohibited on the beach.

The campground has several ADA accessible camp sites and the restroom and shower facilities are accessible. A beach wheelchair is available upon request.   Visitors can camp in tents or RVs.

The Maximum RV length is 47 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Canoe/Kayak Launch

A boat ramp is located in our park on the east end of the boat channel leading out to the Intracoastal Waterway. This ramp will safely accommodate canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, and boats up to 25 feet.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area has kayaks and canoes available for rent! We offer single and tandem style kayaks. Canoes and kayaks can be launched from our boat ramp that easily leads to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Come by the ranger station to rent by the hour or by the day! We now offer stand up paddle board rentals and tours by Roll ‘n’ Float Outfitters.  http://www.rollnfloatoutfitters.com/

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

Let Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area be the spot for your next family reunion! We have several accessible open-air pavilions available for rent. All pavilions are located along the river with great views of marsh and the Intracoastal Waterway. Contact the park to make reservations.

Fishing

Fishing

A variety of fish inhabit the waters in and near our park. Test the limits of your skill, knowledge, and patience. Enjoy competing with the egrets and herons as they stalk the shorelines. Stop by the ranger station for more information on fishing, fishing regulations, tides, bait stores, and licenses.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Joe Kenner Nature Trail is a three-quarter-mile long hiking trail through a coastal hammock towards the Intracoastal Waterway. The trail has several benches and interpretive signs. This is a great opportunity for exercise and wildlife viewing. This trail is a little rugged. We recommend comfortable but sturdy shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat and something to drink.

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Exhibit

The park has many interpretive exhibits and signs throughout the park. There are five interpretive kiosk panels and a commemorative plaque to Gamble Rogers in the Day Use area. Our campground has an nformation kiosk on the full facility bathhouse. Our ranger station contains many interpretive exhibits and the park itself has many interpretive signs and several kiosk panels as well.

Pets

Pets

Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Tethered pets must not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Florida law requires that pets be vaccinated against rabies. Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in the park. Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds, or fish must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park property. Pets are not allowed in any park building or on the beach. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the visitor being asked to leave the park.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area rents its pavilions for many different occasions including receptions, reunions, company picnics, parties, neighborhood cookouts, and special events. Each pavilion has a stand-up grill, picnic tables, and water. For more information please contact the park at (386) 517-2086.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Several picnic areas are located throughout the park. The park has several picnic pavilions and other picnic tables are spread out along the waters' edge. Each pavilion has picnic tables, a stand-up grill, and water. Each camping site has a picnic table as well. There are also plenty of gentle and flat terrain for visitors to have a picnic on a blanket.  Consumption of alcohol beverages is prohibited.

Recycling

Recycling

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area offers recycling for plastic, glass, aluminum for park visitors. The recycling station is located next to the dumpster in the day use beach parking lot adjacent to the campground.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

There are several restroom facilities in our park. In our campground we have a full-service bathhouse with ADA shower and restroom facilities, and outdoor showers as well. Our Day Use bathroom contains restrooms, outdoor showers, and a picnic pavilion. Our park has a handful of picnic pavilions available for our visitors' needs when it comes to family reunions, family picnics, or a nice get together with friends. Please contact the park to reserve one today. We are currently working on projects to enhance your comfort and activities in our park. We are making every effort to make all of our park as accessible as possible. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Shelling

Shelling

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area's beach is a great spot to beach comb! Look for sea beans, shells and more!

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers, Day Visitors

Outdoor showers are available at the bathhouses in the Day Use area as well as the campground. Hot and cold indoor showers are provided for our campers inside the campground.

Surfing

Surfing

A popular past time in Flagler Beach, surfing is fun and exciting way to pass your time. Feel free to test your skills in the waves and swells of the Atlantic Ocean. There is no lifeguard on duty, however, the beach is patrolled regularly by our park staff. Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area offers about ½ mile of beach to lay out, paddle out, and test your limits. Come out and ride some waves today!

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is always a popular activity for those interested in exercise, cooling off, or having fun. The park has about ½ mile of beach for visitors to play on. There is no lifeguard on duty, however, the beach is patrolled regularly by our park staff.

Tours

Tours

The park staff and visitor service provider offer a wide variety of programs and activities that are sure to entice the adventurous side of you. Join us for programs that will immerse you into the "wildside" of the park. Other programs will help you lead a more healthier lifestyle. While other programs still are to inform you how to safely accomplish things. Inspire your imagination by joining us for an upcoming program. Contact the park today for more information on upcoming programs, events, and projects.

Weddings

Weddings

Host your beach wedding at Gamble Rogers State Park! Our beautiful beach can be a great, accessible spot for your small beach wedding. Contact the park for reservations and details.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area plays host to an extremely wide variety of wildlife and plantlife. Our park plays host to many different birds. This park is located on the east section of The Great Florida Birding Trail. During late spring, summer, and early fall, many sea turtles crawl up on the park's beach to lay their eggs. The beach calls many interesting creatures home such as shore birds, crabs, and fish. Right whales can be found hanging out offshore during winter months. During the warmer months manatees and dolphins can be seen frolicking in the ocean or in the intercoastal waterway. Wildlife such as butterflies, otters, bobcats, deer, owls, gopher tortoise, snakes, and alligators are all possibilities when you on your own adventure in the Real Florida!