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 or email: If you are planning a group activity of 10 or more, you will need to call in advance. For details please review our Rules and Regulations.

EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT - Saturday, April 27; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Follow the clues and the map on this self-guided hike around the park to learn about how to care for the Earth. You’ll love this self-guided, moderately-difficult hike that may take 60-90 minutes to complete. Return to the Nature Center to check your answers and receive a prize. This program is for all ages and the fee is $2 per person (FREE for ORNCC Members). No registration is required.

EPHEMERAL WILDFLOWER WALK - Sunday, April 28; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Join us for a naturalist-led hike to discover our Spring ephemerals and learn their lore. Make sure to dress for the weather and an easy-moderate hike. This program is for adults and children 8+. The fee is $3 per person ($2 for ORNCC Members). Advanced registration is required.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Seasonal Park Attendants, Summer Seasonal Naturalists - Outreach, Summer Seasonal Naturalists - Summer Camp, Counselors in Training, Naturalist Interns, and Ridge Runners. For additional information concerning volunteer opportunities please see our Volunteer page.



The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

The Park is open every day sunrise to sunset - March thru October. In the winter (November - February) the Park is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

The Lodge area is managed separately from the Nature Center area. For information concerning reservations at the Lodge area, and for questions about Fireworks, BSO Concerts, and wedding rentals; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.