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 (About Us). 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:

NOTICE: If you are planning a group visit of 10 or more people, you will need to call at least one week in advance for a Group Gathering Permit. For details please review our Rules and Regulations.  Also, please note that swimming, alcohol, crab feasts, glass containers, fires, personal grills, balloons and amplified music are prohibited in the park.

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND CLUBS - Download the linked Press Release for details and registration instructions. Registration is by email only with a COVID-19 Waiver attached to your request to register. Weekend program registration closes at noon on Fridays.

NATURE DISCOVERY BOXES! - The next best thing to Summer Camp! Our staff is just as disappointed as all our campers who were looking forward to a week on the grounds of Oregon Ridge Park. Unfortunately we just couldn't make that happen, but we have changed direction and put together 8 themed boxes that provide self-led opportunities for famlies to explore nature. Questions or ready to register for the program? Call or email... 410-887-1815 or For details and more information click here.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are seeking Naturalist Interns and Ridge Runners. For additional information concerning volunteer opportunities please see our Volunteer page or view our latest flyer .



The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Mondays and all County observed holidays. Also, the Park is open every day sunrise to sunset - March thru October, except 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.