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Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Michelle R wrote a review Oct 2020
Norfolk, VA21 contributions12 helpful votes
Attempted to go to the park, but they are still only allowing Calvert County residents to access the park due to COVID. We did go three years ago and it was beautiful. Unfortunately it appears we will have to wait until the COVID restrictions are lifted to visit again. However, the State parks are open to all.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rickey R wrote a review Jul 2020
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I know one of the "Rangers". They sell the big teeth that they pick up every morning to private collectors for cash. The ones collectors don't want end up on the internet being sold by friends and families. I guess it's a good way to make some extra money. They really need to be banned from doing this.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Frank A wrote a review Jul 2020
Oradell, New Jersey, United States12 contributions3 helpful votes
When you arrive, there is a sign - county residents only. As we drove to the entrance, we were told the same. Not open to non-residents of Calvert County due to COVID restrictions🙁
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Date of experience: July 2020
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junoniaman wrote a review May 2020
baltimore10 contributions7 helpful votes
I have to say I am in total agreement with GeorgeK about the staff collecting the large teeth each morning before the park opens for guests just to stick them in there "Trophy Case " in the Visitor Center they have. I think it is shameful, and unnecessary. We have been going to Flag Pond for years. It takes us about 2 hours to get there, but for some people they travel even further and most times we even go down the night before so we can be there right when they open in hopes to maybe find some bigger teeth. Those hotels is Prince Frederick aren't cheap ! Well I guess we won't be doing that anymore now knowing that the best teeth are gone before we even step foot on the beach. I bet the hotels, and restaurants we go to wouldn't be to happy to know what they are doing. Not good business ! We went into the so called Visitor Center 1 time the first time we went there, and they have hundreds if not thousands of teeth already in their glass cases for show. They don't need anymore teeth in there to show what can be found there. Let the park guests find them. I think the worst thing is that they would admit that they do this. They aren't the only game in town as they say for sharks teeth so maybe in the future we will choose a different spot. I will also be emailing the park manager in the hopes that this policy will be changed.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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TerrieJ wrote a review Apr 2020
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I just read the review where someone was disappointed that park staff collects the best of the large shark's teeth each morning before opening. Frankly I am amazed visitors are allowed to collect ANY shark's teeth because most parks state specifically that you are not allowed to remove natural material from the grounds. By collecting the best teeth for the visitor center the rangers assure the public has access to see them. The park belongs to all of us so, please, let's be considerate and not take it's treasures for ourselves only. Also, since the park service generously allows visitors to remove shark's teeth, only take a couple. That way other children and adults, for that matter, have the joy of finding them. Our 5 year old granddaughter has learned to take joy in finding treasures and leaving them behind to share with others. I think we can all do that.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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