1525 Flag Ponds Parkway
Lusby, MD 20657
Park Office: 410-586-1477
Group Reservations: 410-535-5327
Please check the Park Hours and Trail Closings updates from the Natural Resources Division.
Flag Ponds Parkway is 3 miles south of the traffic light at Calvert Beach/Ball Rd.
Just 10 miles south of Prince Frederick, look for the sign along ROUTE 4 and turn LEFT onto Flag Ponds Parkway.
Trail Map (pdf)
Dogs are permitted in the park and on the beach, but they must be kept on a leash. Owners must pick up after their pets.
Groups of 30 or more must make reservations to schedule a naturalist-led program and pay any applicable fees. Contact the Division office at 410-535-5327 to make a reservation.
Checks or cash only, exact change is appreciated. We do not accept credit cards.
Daily Entrance Fee
Fee is per vehicle and good for the day of issue. If a visitor leaves the park, there is no guarantee of re-entry into the park.
January - March:
$5.00 for in-county resident or non-resident.
April - October:
$5.00 for in-county residents
$8.00 for non-residents
November - December: $5.00 in-county resident or non-resident.
Walk-in/Bike: $2 person
Bus (commercial, private, or public vehicle able to carry more than 15 people): $30 per bus
Annual Park Pass
$20 for in-county residents
$30 for non-residents.
Vehicle registration is required for annual pass holders.
$10 for each additional vehicle registered in the same name.
Military Discounts Available.
August 24, 2021. Water bacteria levels at Flag Ponds Nature Park exceed standards for recreational use. After the Calvert County Health Department conducted water testing, the facility was deemed a swim-at-your-own-risk location. The Department of Parks & Recreation has posted signs throughout the facility to make visitors aware. The Calvert County Health Department will retest water bacteria levels next week.
The Calvert County Health Department conducts routine water samplings of the county’s public bathing beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Before you head to the beach this summer, check for advisories by visiting the health department online.
Call Calvert County Environmental Health 410-535-3922 or 301-855-1557 or visit www.calverthealth.org
Program participants do not pay the entrance fee on the day of the program.
Bring a picnic to enjoy on the beach or at the picnic area. No grills are allowed on the beach; we provide grills at the picnic area by the Visitor Center.
Check the Tide Tables for Long Beach.
Flag Ponds Nature Park is also part of Maryland's history.