Flag Ponds Nature Park

1525 Flag Ponds Pkwy.
Lusby, MD 20657- Map It
(410) 586-1477

AAA Editor Notes

Flag Ponds Nature Park is 2.7 mi. n. on SR 2/4, then just e. to 1525 Flag Ponds Pkwy. The 545-acre park is a haven for native wildlife, including muskrats, otters, white-tailed deer, turkeys, foxes and pileated woodpeckers. Plant life ranges from venerable hardwoods to the blue flag iris that gives the park its name. Two ponds have observation platforms. There also are 3 miles of hiking trails with interpretive signs, a wetlands boardwalk and a beach where fossils may be collected. Other activities include bird-watching, fishing, scuba diving and swimming. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Apr.-Oct. $6 (per private vehicle); $4 (Calvert County residents); $2 (per person entering on foot or by bike). Admission rest of year $3 (per vehicle); $2 (per person entering on foot or by bike).
Hours: Daily 9-6 (also Sat.-Sun. 6-8 p.m.), Memorial Day-Labor Day; Fri.-Mon. 9-4 (also Sat.-Sun. 4-5), rest of year. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.