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.

WEEKEND ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS - January 28th & 29th, 1PM-2PM - Join us for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities may be a story, craft, or outdoor exploration. (No registration required) FREE!

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 OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Seasonal Naturalists - Summer Camp, Seasonal Naturalists - Outreach and Naturalist Interns.


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.