Millions of years ago, sharks, whales, crocodiles and other creatures inhabited the waters and shores of this area.
Most of these animals are now extinct, others are just no longer found here.
To the sharp-eyed visitor, sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils may be found along the park's shoreline
Flag Ponds Nature Park is also part of Maryland's history.
From the early 1900's until 1955, three shanties housed fishermen during the main fishing season who worked a major "pound net" fishery supplying croaker, trout and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore.
Known as "Buoy Hotel", the last shanty was destroyed in 2012 in a fire.
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