GAMBLE ROGERS STATE PARK

3100 South A1A
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
386-517-2086

Gamble Rogers State Park is the location of a tragedy, the drowning death of Florida folksinger Gamble Rogers in 1991.  

He died in the Atlantic surf trying to save a drowning victim.

The full name of this park is Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. See why I chose to call it Gamble Rogers State Park?

The park sits on the barrier island straddling State Road A1A from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.  Most people come to the park to enjoy its wonderful beach.

The beach is enjoyed for its swimming opportunties, sunbathing or just taking a nice walk along the sandy shore.  If you are there in the summer, you will see evidence of sea turtle nests marked off in the sand up near the dune line.

If you want to get away from the beach for awhile, you can go to the shady picnic pavilions across the road on the Intracoastal Waterway.  You will also find some hiking trails through the shady coastal forest.

There is also a boat launching area on the Waterway, and a full service campground on the ocean side of the park.

This park offers a chance to camp right on the ocean;  there aren't too many campgrounds in Florida that offer that opportunity.

For information about Gamble Rogers State Park, call 386-517-2086. Campsite reservations can be made through ReserveAmerica.com. You can also learn more at the park website.

How To Find Gamble Rogers State Park

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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the day use beach facilities will be located on your left.


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