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Flag Ponds Nature Park

1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
+1 410-535-5327
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Lovely walk

About a mile walk from the nature center down to the water. There are closer places to park if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sylvania, Ohio
via mobile
Beware of changing hours due to changing seasons

We love going here. It's a mixture of pine, dunes, ocean, and history and is truly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rhonda H
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1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
+1 410-535-5327
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 taking. It was a little...More

Thank barbarakbauer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 misinformed. Visiting from Dallas so it's not as if we have...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 in the park. Highly recommend this as a...More

Thank Sujata410
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Clean beach, water was calm and not cold, lots of environmental education for youth, short walk to the beach (half mile).

Thank Tangoevora
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our boys to Flag Ponds. We pretty much just parked and walked straight to the beach. We didn't explore too much, but I will definitely go back and explore the trails and such. The park is well maintained. The beach...More

Thank countryfried81
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great nature park just over an hour's drive from D.C so it's a very easy day trip! The park does fill up- it has very limited parking- so they will close the gates if it's full, which happened to us, but we...More

1  Thank JKCrumpler
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We've done our fair share of exploring the parks around Maryland's southern coast, but Flag Ponds Nature Park was one we had never heard before friends suggestion going one day. What a wonderful little surprise this place was. A massive coastal playground co pared to...More

Thank JSinDC
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

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 parking lot to the beach...More

1  Thank westcoastwaiting
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

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 there is handicap parking...More

Thank Christie M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

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 -- water, snacks, sunscreen, source of shade...More

1  Thank Nita P
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Michael J
28 April 2016|
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
29 December 2015|
Response from Bill T | Reviewed this property |
According to the Calvert County web link for Flag Ponds, metal detection is allowed on the beach only.
28 July 2015|
Response from HilaireH116 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. When we visited last month, we noted that several couples and families brought their dogs with them.