Thank you for your interest in Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area. It is a wonderful time of year to go fishing, do some birdwatching or rent a kayak on the river. Gather your friends and family together to have a picnic in one of our five pavilions next to the Intracoastal Waterway. Don’t forget to relax on the golden-brown coquina sand beaches to watch the shorebirds feed with the...
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Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Welcome to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this 145-acre park is named for Florida folk singer and storyteller Gamble Rogers.
Swim and play in the surf of the Atlantic Ocean, build castles in the golden-brown coquina sand or watch pelicans glide along the dunes and ocean waves. Fishing is popular along the beach, as well as, in the Intracoastal Waterway. Hike the three-quarter mile Joe Kenner Nature Trail and experience the plant and animal life in the shady maritime hammock. A ramp at the boat basin gives access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a picnic at one of the park’s many sheltered tables or explore the park by finding a geocache. Canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals are available.
The park’s very popular 68 campsites are split into two separate areas – the Beachside Camping Area and the Riverside Camping Area. Some of the Beachside Camping Area sites provide an ocean view and dune walkovers provide easy access to the beach while protecting the fragile dune system. The Riverside Camping Area is located in the shady edge of the maritime hammock and includes 4 tent-only campsites. Please make a reservation at https://www.reserveamerica.com/ or by phone at 1-800-326-3521.
At night from May through September endangered and threatened sea turtles crawl on the beach to lay their eggs. As part of the Great Florida Birding trail the park provides many opportunities for bird watching all year. The shell-strewn beach is a feeding place for sandpipers, gulls and other shore birds. The saltwater marsh on the west side of A1A offers a view of herons, egrets and other wading birds.