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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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Great way to spend some time seeing a more "natural" beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mt. Calvary, WI
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Mt. Calvary, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

2 Thank Linda_in_Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sara_sakflva
Clarksville, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank JessicaM6
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

2 Thank Iulia G
Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 

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