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. If you are planning a group activity in the Park, please review our Rules and Regulations.

EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT - April 21 or 22; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Follow the clues and the map on this self-guided hike around the park to learn about how to care for the Earth. You’ll love this self-guided, moderately-difficult hike that may take 60-90 minutes to complete. Return to the Nature Center to check your answers and receive a prize. Adults and children 8+ ; $2 per person (FREE for ORNCC members). No registration required.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Naturalist Interns, and Counselors in Training. 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 now open every day: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (November - February).

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.