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 30th and 31st, 1PM-2PM - Join us every Saturday and Sunday in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities may be a story, craft, or outdoor exploration. No registration required and it's FREE!

NATURAL PAPER MAKING AND CRAFTS - February 6th & 7th, 1PM-3PM - Make nature-inspired crafts and recycled paper cards to give to a sweetheart and a wildlife friend for Valentine’s Day. Prepare for the Chinese New Year by making red envelopes! Ages 5+, $3 ($2 members).

MARYLAND MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING - Oregon Ridge will be hosting our 7th season of Maryland Master Naturalist Training. The 2016 Master Naturalist course is set to begin in April and ends late May with classes on consecutive Mondays and one Saturday a month from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Participants must be available to complete all of the 60-hour in training and commit to 40 hours of community service at the nature center after the training. For more information on the program, visit Any further questions, please email Winny Tan ( or Jessie Jeannetta ( Applications accepted until the class is full or before April.



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.