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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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Fun and something different to do

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Clarksville, MD
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Clarksville, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank JessicaM6
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love nature walks and this park was just a great way to spend one Saturday when nothing else seemed to excite me. About an hour and a half away from my place in Fairfax, this hidden strip along the beach was worth the drive. After we parked, my friend and I walked about half a mile through green woods... More 

1 Thank Iulia G
Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Flag Ponds for a daytrip to search for shark teeth. The staff at the front was very friendly and we paid our $6 to get in. On a midweek day in July, it wasn't very busy. We knew about the half-mile walk to get to the beach, but on a hot 90 degree day, the hilly walk seemed... More 

1 Thank LoveTrips
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this beach because we were looking to see if we could access the upper part of Calvert Cliffs. We were lucky to be able to park a lot closer to the beach, with the handicap parking, than we were at Calvert Cliffs State park which is a 2 mile hike one way. I like that the site... More 

Thank Edward L
Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very large beach area. Fairly clean, although the garbage can was really overflowing by 4pm on a Saturday. We waited about 20 minutes to get in, as they were full, but kids had a great time once we got in and made the long trek to the beach.

1 Thank NicevilleMarcy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made the trip to the area to visit Calvert Cliffs but opted for Flags Pond after learning about the two mile hike at Calvert. We were not disappointed. We spent the morning fossil hunting and enjoying the natural beauty and the walk to the beach was easier on our little ones.

Thank JennSenn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy going to Flag Pond for a Chesapeake fix. We take the dogs for a nice walk on the beach. It is a state park so dogs must be leashed. Spend time looking for fossils. I have a friend who finds huge shark's teeth on a regular basis.

Thank Stacey D

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