The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is a facility of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks, supported and assisted by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. This web site is managed by the Council. -- Please support us.-- Click here to find membership information.

News and Events

For information and reservations call 410-887-1815 or email: If you are planning a group activity of 10 or more, you will need to call in advance. For details please review our Rules and Regulations.

*Notice - The Fall Calendar is available now .

CANOE THE GUNPOWDER - August 18 or August 19; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Join us for a hearty paddle on the Gunpowder River; location to be determined. No novices, please. Participants must be at least 10 years old. We’ll meet offsite and may shuttle from put-in to take out. Advance registration is required, and the fee is $15 per person. Please call 410-887-1815 or email for registration.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Naturalist Interns, and Ridge Runners. For additional information please see our Volunteer page.



The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Mondays.

The Park is open every day sunrise to sunset - March thru October. In the winter (November - February) the Park is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information

facebookAddress: 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Phone: 410-887-1815 • TDD/Deaf 410-887-5319

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Oregon Ridge Lodge

The Lodge area is managed separately from the Nature Center area. For information concerning reservations at the Lodge area, and for questions about Fireworks, BSO Concerts, and wedding rentals; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.