Oct 11, Gamble Rogers State Park Is Named For A Heroic Folk Singer
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3100 South A1A
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
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