Lynne Flannery, Park Manager
Unwind in the more than 550 acres of undeveloped coastal habitat that makes up this peaceful park situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Endangered sea turtles - descendants of ancient reptiles that swam our seas 100 million years ago - crawl up on the shores to nest and continue the next generation. Critical calving habitat for the right whales lies just offshore, where fortunate visitors may catch a glimpse of the mammals during winter months.
Restoration projects turned spoil areas into productive saltmarsh where young fish and crustaceans seek refuge, while wading birds and other wildlife search for their next meals. The shoreline of these marshes is protected in targeted areas with structures made from recycled oyster shell through our Shuck and Share program with the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park.