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.

MID SUMMER'S DREAM CAMP OUT - July 30 & 31, 6PM-9AM - Pack your bags for a relaxing mid-summer camp out in the comfort of Oregon Ridge Park. Bring your own tent and camping gear, and we’ll provide the night hike, campfire, s’mores, and light breakfast. Be on time to set up your tent and bring your own bag dinner. $6 ($4 for members).

TUBING ON LITTLE FALLS - August 13 & 14; 10AM-2PM - Celebrate the hot summer days tubing down the Little Gunpowder Falls River. Pack a small lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must! Children must be at least 8 and able to paddle their tube around obstacles in the water. Under 16, must be accompanied by an adult. Program meets offsite and shuttling from put-in to take-out is required. $15 ($10 for members).

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS - The Nature Center is looking for Naturalist Interns. For more information check the linked flyer and/or contact the Nature Center at 410-887-1815.

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE PROJECT - This project will cut a swath through 1.3 miles of Oregon Ridge Park, and use 8.6 acres of parkland for a construction yard. Work has begun. Details of this project can be found in the Oregon Ridge Park Mitigation Report and the Forest Conservation Plan. (Note: The linked files are approximately 35 megabytes in size and may take a while to download.)

FOREST CANOPY THINNING PROJECT - Information on the logging operations can be found in the Oregon Ridge Park Forest Health Assessment and Management Plan.



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.