Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby

4.4
#1 of 7 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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  • August 9, 2017
    This hidden beach is very dog friendly, but keep them on the leash. There was plenty of room to set up umbrella, cooler and chairs. It is along the bay and behind you are the cliffs. The walk from the...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    1/2 mile down hill hike to the beach so pack light. I carried a cooler and my beach bag and nearly had 3 heart attacks on the way back up (totally worth it though)! The path is easy to follow and ther...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Pros-- the bay at its best! Beach, herons, crabs, and fossils. Cons (but not really :). -- you need to be prepared. Yes. There's a walk to the beach. Maybe a half mile. You need to bring stuff -- wate...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    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!
  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    Very nice beach. My favorite in Calvert County. Good for fossil hunting also.

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