Intracoastal Fishing 101
Friday, October 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Flagler Beach, FL
Ranger Richard will teach the basics of fishing in the saltmarsh area by the Intracoastal Waterway. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment, bait and supplies but this is not mandatory. Participants must meet fishing license requirements prior to attending the program.
Reservations are not required but notification of participation is requested. This event is free with regular park entrance of $5 per carload of two to eight people, $4 for one person in a car and $2 per pedestrian or bicyclist to be paid the day of the event.
To request assistance or more details, please contact Jennifer Giblin at (386) 517-2086 or via email at Jennifer.Giblin@dep.state.fl.us.
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach & North Peninsula State Park
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach and North Peninsula State Park are two beautiful beachside parks located on a barrier island and nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. The beach is the most popular feature of these parks, where visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing at these quiet and serene locations. The daily low tide is the ideal time to observe shorebirds feeding in the tidal ponds and summer months bring sea turtles that lay their eggs in the golden-brown sand.
On the Intracoastal Waterway side of Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, a quiet boat ramp leads guests into a boat basin that manatees frequent during summer months. Visitors may rent kayaks and canoes or participate in a kayak tour to explore the beautiful salt marsh ecosystem. Picnic pavilions provide a place for visitors to enjoy a meal and nature trails wind their way through shady coastal forest of scrub oaks and saw palmettos. Butterflies congregate on the parks' newest attraction; a beautiful butterfly garden sponsored and built by the Friends of Gamble Rogers, a non-profit group of local individual supporters of the park.
Amenities include: Camping/RV sites, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, crabbing, boating, bycicle rentals, butterfly garden, birding, pavilions, beach access with facilities, nature trails, monthly programs, special events and volunteer opportunities. Reservations may be made for the full service campground at ReserveAmerica.com or by calling Reserve America at (800) 326-3521. The park is located at 3100 S. Ocean shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136. For questions, more information, or to become involved, you may contact the park directly at (386) 517-2086.