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Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Address: 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 410-535-5327
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Fossils, shells and kites

We have been coming here on an off for years. In order to be sure that we could park, we arrived at 11 am on a Saturday and were the last car in lot 1B. There was still another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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North Potomac, United States
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North Potomac, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been coming here on an off for years. In order to be sure that we could park, we arrived at 11 am on a Saturday and were the last car in lot 1B. There was still another lot open. The 1/2 mile walk to the beach is shaded and the park ranger will drive handicapped people down to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

been coming here since I was a kid. nice scenery nice beach short walk to it. combines beach and forest. search for sharks teeth and hang out off the beaten path.

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Dunkirk, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

10 years ago, this park was a wonderful place to spend the day. The hands of time have altered the beach, which is turning into another flag pond. In the las year, enough sand has accumulated that the oxygen level in the water has plummeted. Detritus covers the once sandy bottom rendering it slimy and black, and the water is... More 

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North Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Love this place! If weather/time permits, take a stroll down to the beach (1/2 mile) where you can play in the bay or one of the many small pools. Or, if you aren't a sand/water person, take a hike on one of the many trails or watch birds from the blinds. There is even a small picnic area by the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The only downfall about this place is the 1/2 mile walk from the parking areas to the beach. That is the only bad thing I have to say. I went this past Saturday and arrived around 2pm. There was a wait to get into the parking lot, about 30-40 mins because parking was full. So suggestion #1 is to get... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We've been there mainly for the beach. Even at 4pm in a hot day it was a waiting line of 30 minutes to enter the park because they have a policy of 10 cars out and 10 cars in. Pretty hedonistic for staff... Parking is at half mile from beach which seems fine. Not really if you have to carry... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place for family fun! Lots to learn and such a beautiful place. Some of Southern Maryland's finest.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Flag Ponds is a little gem of a state park! It's located in Lusby, Md., less than 30 minutes away from Solomon's Island. The park features everything from freshwater ponds to a sandy beach to hiking trails to shark's teeth and other fossils. The visitor's center has interesting wildlife exhibits. There are some picnic tables and grills near the visitor's... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice little state park in the Calvert cliffs area. Trails through the transition between the cliffs to salt marshes and the beach were very nice (easy walking), as was the beach. We hunted for shells and fossils, finding several small shark's teeth. Also saw some horseshoe crabs, including one that was trapped on its back that we flipped over and... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A wonderful little treasure for families or singles. bring your dog! on leash of course, swim, float look for sharks teeth. anything is possible here! Wonderful beach with clean restrooms a shower to rinse some of the fun off. There is a fee to enter the park so look on the website for fee's and times the park is open.... More 

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