Rodman Recreation Area & return to Flagler Beach April 15 – 21, 2022

Near the end of our time on Amelia Island, we were watching the weather forecast of rain for Savannah and Charleston, our next two destinations.  We managed to find an opening back at Flagler Beach, where the forecast looked great. We delayed going to Savannah and canceled Charleston.  We had been to Charleston twice in the past few years and we really weren’t looking forward to the stressful driving in the area or finding parking for our HD truck.
We spent one night at the Rodman recreation area. It was a weekend and there were many large groups of campers, including people fishing. The reservoir is well-known for its trophy largemouth bass. We had a nice site away from where large groups were gathering. It was a great place to be for a day, before our site at Gamble Rogers was available.
It was a great feeling to be back at Flagler Beach, when we expected it to be a year before returning. We had a few more days in our favorite Florida locations.
On our last full day at Flagler Beach, we got to see Palmer, the loggerhead turtle, being released after several months in the turtle hospital. He has 4 transmitters attached and we have been following his progress on his way north.  (…/)

What a great finale to our stay there!

Our campsite near the reservoir at Rodman Recreation Area
Rodman Reservoir, aka Lake Ocklawaha at Rodman Recreation Area
View of the Cross Florida Barge Canal from the other campground at Rodman Recreation Area
Slushie watching the sunset at Rodman campground
Palmer, the loggerhead, being relesed into the ocean. Gamble Rogers State Park, Flagler Beach, FL
Palmer, the loggerhead, heading toward the ocean. Gamble Rogers State Park, Flagler Beach, FL
Late afternoon selfie at Gamble Rogers State Park
Enjoying bonus time in Flagler Beach at Finns
The Mullet Count at Finns is much higher this year, (as noted last year, this refers to hair style, not fish)
View of Flagler Beach from the rooftop at Finns