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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
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fossil and Shark Teeth Hunt Adventure Package with Lunch and Dinner
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More beach than fossils

I liked this.place. Right on the Bay and the beach is clean. Plenty of room. Bathrooms were filthy. Plenty of small shark teeth if you take the time. Looked like the fiahing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this.place. Right on the Bay and the beach is clean. Plenty of room. Bathrooms were filthy. Plenty of small shark teeth if you take the time. Looked like the fiahing was good there too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here. Metal detecting allowed on the beaches here. Restrooms clean & there is a shower area to rinse off feet & shoes. Much easier walk. Did find some shark teeth here also.

Thank PaBirddog
Mt. Calvary, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We visited Flag Ponds Nature Park during our recent trip to the Washington, DC area. We wanted to take a break from visiting all of the museums and monuments, and Flag Ponds seemed like a great spot. We were not disappointed. The entrance fee of $6 per car is a bargain. While walking to the beach, we went past a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

my whole family loved this park. There is a short half mile hike to the beach through a lovely forest. The beach is nice and clean. The sand is fairly rough, full of broken shells and rocks, but that is the appeal. My kids loved sifting through looking for shells and hoping to find a shark tooth (they did not).... More 

Thank Heidi S
Jessup, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We come to Flag Ponds Nature Park to 1. look for shark teeth and 2. have beachy sand fun. The reality is that if you are lugging a lot of beach things and have several small children with you, this is not the easiest beach to visit for water play. You have to walk for a half mile with all... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This is our easy fix when we need to stay in the DC area but want a fun beach. It's only an hour and a half away and the beach is usually warm and there's plenty of room. It's very close to Calvert Cliffs state park so the big draw is the ability to find fossils and shark teeth in... More 

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Clarksville, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I brought 2 young boys here on a hot summer day! The staff is friendly and willing to answer questions. We parked and walked to the beach which is about a 15 minute walk through the woods. Coming back after an afternoon in the sun was tough because it was a bit uphill! The beach is wide so once you... More 

Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

A bit of a walk to the beach through trees and then a short wooden boardwalk to the beach. The dog loved it as we did and it would have been more enjoyable if it had not been near 98 degrees, but I guess that's what the west side of the Chesapeake is like in july.

Thank Patata38
Lynchburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I read plenty of wonderful reviews of this place and how you can find great shells/sea glass/sharks teeth.. Sadly, I found nothing. It was beautiful after the half mile walk (which felt much longer on the way back to the car) but the sand in the water was extremely gross. It was black and smelled awful. There were jellyfish everywhere... More 

Thank Kiersten M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This park is great for multiple visits. There are nature trails directing you to different features of nature as the bay changes the shape of the land. There are helpful signs to point out the changes in the ecosystem and plants as you move toward the water as well some history on the area and notable species. The trails are... More 

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