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.

HOLIDAY PARTY AND SOCIAL - December 9, 6-8 PM - Come celebrate the holiday season at our annual Members’ Holiday Party and Social. Help us decorate the Nature Center while enjoying live music and spreading good cheer! You can also make old fashioned ornaments and treats for the birds! Bring your family, friends, and a plate of goodies to share. FREE for members, no reservations needed.

NATURAL ORNAMENT MAKING - December 10th & 11th, 1PM-3PM - Decorate for the holidays the natural way. Make cute decorations and ornaments with pinecones, acorns, and other forest finds as well as some special gifts to give away! $5 ($3 for members).

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.


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.