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.

ANIMALS FOOLS DAY - April 1 or 2; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discover the tricky creatures that reside in Oregon Ridge Park and meet some up close, but don’t be fooled by their disguises and deceptions! Ages 5+, FREE. No registration required.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION - Current members receive priority registration. Phone registration can not be accepted. For instructions and a registration form view and download the Camp Flyer. Note: As of 3/27/17 Summer Camp has openings for Little Discoverers and Wildnerness Explorers. Wild Things and Outdoor Adventurers are full.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for: Junior Counselor, Seasonal Naturalists - Summer Camp, Seasonal Naturalists - Outreach, Naturalist Interns, and Counselors in Training.


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.