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.

Notice: The Spring Newsletter is now available.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - March 4 & 5, 8 AM - Noon - Celebrate the end of the sugar season at the Oregon Ridge Lodge with our Annual Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a stack of hotcakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with grilled sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. There will be raffles, music, flowers and gift shop sales, face painting and much more! Best of all, you’ll be supporting the Oregon Ridge Nature Center! This event takes place at the Oregon Ridge Lodge - 13401 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, MD 21030. Tickets are sold at the door, no reservations needed. Adults $8; Children (ages 2 - 8) $4.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION - Current members receive priority registration. Summer Camp admission will be conducted through a lottery system which will include all current member registration forms submitted with payment by March 1, 2017. Phone registration can not be accepted. For instructions and a registration form view and download the Camp Flyer.

MASTER NATURALISTS - We are now accepting applications for our Spring Maryland Master Naturalists Course! See the linked flyer for more information about the course and how to apply.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for: Junior Counselor, Seasonal Naturalists - Summer Camp, Seasonal Naturalists - Outreach, Naturalist Interns, and Counselors in Training.


Special Notice to commercial photographers - Commercial photographers and videographers should contact the nature center Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for information on obtaining permission for photo shoots.


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

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

Concerning reservations for picnics and meetings, and for questions about Fireworks, BSO Concerts, the Lake and Swimming at Oregon Ridge; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.