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 lake area has re-opened for hiking and picnicking, but swimming is not allowed. Visit our Photo Gallery or our Facebook page for photos.

MUD DAY - July 1 or 2; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Get down and dirty with some muddy fun! Make mud pies, mud sculptures, mud paintings and more! Then we’ll let the mud monsters slide down a mud slide and run through our hoses and sprinklers to become human kids again. Great for families - $5 per child ($3 for members).

ASK A MASTER GARDENER - Saturdays at the Kiosk - July 1, 15 & 29; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Ask a Master Gardener is a program where Master Gardener volunteers, in conjunction with the University of Maryland Extension, provide information to home gardeners at locations throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Naturalist Interns.



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, and wedding rentals; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.