Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Field Trip:

Flag Ponds Nature Park

Location: 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway
Lusby, MD 20657
URL: www.calvertparks.org/fpp.html
Phone: 410-586-1477
Email: CypressSwamp@co.cal.md.us
(yes, that’s the correct email)
Grades: PreK – 12th
Subject: Geology, Paleontology, Environmental, Biology
Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday
9:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday
Check for off-season hours from September to Memorial Day
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursdays during the off-season;
New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas
Cost (cash only): $2 per walk-in or bicyclist
$5 per car for in-county residents
$8 per car for out-of-county residents
$30 per vehicle carrying 15+ people
Parking: Free on-site parking

  • Touchable / Tactile exhibit items

County location

Resources to Help Make the Most of Your Trip

NO Free Lesson Plans NO Docent Tours
NO Online Activities yes Homeschool Programs
NO Classes/Workshops NO Scout Badge Programs
NO Trunk and/or Travelling Program NO Virtual tour

About Flag Ponds Nature Park:

Millions of years ago, sharks, whales, crocodiles and other creatures inhabited the waters and shores of the Flag Ponds Nature Park area. Visitors travel from far and near to hunt the shoreline for sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils.

In addition to fossil hunting, the park has two ponds, observation platforms for bird watching, a fishing pier, and a variety of trails that will take you on either a short hike to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or on a longer journey through the woods.

No food is sold at Flag Ponds Nature Park, but you can picnic on the grounds.


The naturalists at Flag Ponds offer a variety of weekday homeschool programs for different ages, as well weekend programs for kids and families, including a Pirate Scavenger Hunt and bird watching.


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