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Flag Ponds Nature Park

1525 Flag Ponds Parkway

Interesting Facts

  • 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.


Tonya Hurst

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Beautiful scenery here. $8 entrance fee. The walk isn't the easiest, especially on the way back to the vehicle, as the hill is a bit steep. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and the information along the way on the trail. If you are a for shark teeth or fossils, definitely take a sifting toy/tool.

Kandice Kreamer Fults

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Lovely park with facilities. A decent little hole to get from parking lot to the beach. Very clean beach

Cheri Stephens

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Learning experience, plenty of shells to find, with a little patience. A great time to relax from every day hassles. A great work out walking the hill to parking lot

Rachel Siegel

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
I have a special place in my heart for Flag Ponds Nature Park: I go here every year on my late doggies birthday, to sit by the water and just reminisce. It's a great place to go to relax. Leashed pets allowed. It's a bit of a hike from where you park to not only get to the beach, but then from the edge of the sand to the water, so be prepared to walk about a quarter to a half a mile.

Charly 182

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Perfect beach for people that wants to go with dog and find shark teeth, there are so many to find! We always come back with plenty of them if we try for 10 minutes. Has restrooms and the parking is about 15 minutes walk from the beach. They have some lectures that the police park does sometimes of the year at summer about the type of fossils you could find there.

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