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Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Bay to Forest

Excellent site for a reasonably athletic hike. Go from the bay to the forest in this state park... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
La Plata, Maryland
My favorite park

Skip calvert cliffs and come here! I’ve been taking my dogs here for years. Take a backpack with... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2019
Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

Excellent site for a reasonably athletic hike. Go from the bay to the forest in this state park. With 5-6 miles of trails to cover, some hills, a beach, and some great views, this makes for a good afternoon of hiking. The forest hikes are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank hhjanhart
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Skip calvert cliffs and come here! I’ve been taking my dogs here for years. Take a backpack with some water and snacks. We usually do a hike then head to the beach. Dogs are required to be on leashes. Some do not like this rule...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kristena477
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I love this place, take my 3 little girls and when the little one complains about the walk back up, I tell her to man up! We were there on Labor Day and water was warm like a bath, and saw a huge blue crab...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Caroline A
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Love to explore the "local" beaches. Picked this place based on many reviews and proximity to the DMV. First of all, we're a hiking/ camping family but this location was more than we bargained for. It is far, far, far from the park entrance to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ECtripchick
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This is a beautiful little beach. the parking lot is a half mile from the beach and the beach is not long but it's pretty and there is a pier from which to fish. Many people go there to look for sharks teeth and shells....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank bbg130
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Decided to take grandsons aged 6 and 3 to look for sharks teeth. Very hot and humid day. Very nice park well kept and very nice walk to the beach. Beach very sand and swimming seemed to be very nice (we didn't plan on swimming)....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jbenson8212
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This beach came as a recommendation from a parenting blog. The good: easy drive from DC proper; cheap admission, gorgeous nature center, friendly staff. NOT FOR TODDLERS. Most one year olds can’t walk a half mile so a stroller is a must. 1/2 mile walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Veronica M
Reviewed July 29, 2018

1/2 mile walk to the water. Cost is $7 a car, it's a great place to find shells, and if you are willing to dig and lucky, sharks teeth.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bgallagherconsulting
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go for a nice day with the family! Checked out the nature hiking paths first along the way and eventually made our way to the beach and had a great time with all of the nice folks there (wide open and not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 155aaronf
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Very nicely maintained with cool shady trails to walk and a huge secluded beach. Tidal ponds and scenic views will keep you tanning far too long but it is well worth it. Love this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from BillF20639 | Reviewed this property |
One detail to add to Jamie's answer: the 10-15 minute walk from the beach back to the parking area is fairly steep, so plan your load accordingly. That said, Flag Ponds is the most attractive public beach in Calvert... More
Michael J
April 27, 2016|
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Response from dragon1872002 | Reviewed this property |
That doesn't make any sense, I was just there this past Friday and Saturday. Friday it was free to get in Saturday I had to pay $3. The only part that I know it's closed is Breezy Point and that's near Bayfront Park. Hope... More
David M
December 28, 2015|
Response from 632billt | Reviewed this property |
According to the Calvert County web link for Flag Ponds, metal detection is allowed on the beach only.