Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby

4.4
#1 of 6 in Outdoors in Calvert County
Flag Ponds Nature Park highlights include fossil displays, beach combing on a

sandy natural beach, fossil hunting, fishing pier, hiking, nature study, educational programs & camps, bird watching , picnicking , managed hunting (permits through Maryland DNR.
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  • About a mile walk from the nature center down to the water. There are closer places to park if you drive down the hill. We walked through the marshy beach area down to the water and the bay was breath...  more »
  • We love going here. It's a mixture of pine, dunes, ocean, and history and is truly remarkable! My only disappointment and it happened twice - we checked their website for the hours but were misinforme...  more »
  • Great county-run Park that didn’t get very crowded during a warm fall day. Dogs are allowed which is a plus. The beach is close to the parking area and really clean. There are also some short trails i...  more »
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  • Beautiful park, very clean, picnic areas are great, bathrooms are a plus, vending machines and water fountain as well as shower to rinse off feet was great. We found lots of fossils and watched a crane eat lots of fish. This is my new favorite park and was so amazing. Will def return. 8 dollar entrance fee, slight hills for walk to beach but def worth it.
  • We normally go to Rehoboth Beach or Ocean City which takes 3.5 hours drive from our home. I was looking somewhere nearby in Chesapeake bay to save some travel time. I was thinking between North Beach (MD), Chesapeake Beach (MD) and this park (Flag Pond Nature Park) and based on the reviews we decided to choose the park. Unfortunately I didn't know that we need to walk for more than half a mile while we're pushing a stroller and pulling our canopy tent & cooler and uphill and downhill for 20-25 minutes! Honestly the long walk to the beach is big disadvantage for this place other than that everything was fine.
  • Clean beach with shark teeth to be found. Long Walk to get to beach, even from handicapped parking. Does get busy as the day goes on and the later you arrive the longer the walk. No big deal if you pack your stuff so it's easy to carry. I'll be back!
  • This is our preferred park with little ones that need a stroller for even short walks. The trail to the beach is relatively short and easy to pull wagons or strollers. We have not explored the other trails yet. Beach area is very nice for nature walks and wading in the shallow pools.
  • Very nice beach. My favorite in Calvert County. Good for fossil hunting also.

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