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.

*NEW - The Fall Calendar and the Fall Newsletter are now available!

NATURE QUEST HIKE WITH A NATURALIST - September 3rd and 4th, 10AM-12PM - Find both of the Nature Quest trail markers at Oregon Ridge on this hike with a Naturalist while spotting the seasonal changes. Hike is approximately 5 miles. Ages 7+, FREE.

SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT - November 17 at the Oregon Ridge Lodge (13401 Beaver Dam Road) - Tom Horton speaking on the Chesapeake Bay - The admission fee for the 6:00 PM wine and lite fare reception, plus lecture is $50. The fee for the 7:30 PM lecture is $20 on-line or $25 at the door. For registration and payment information click here.

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS - The Nature Center is looking for Naturalist Interns. For more information check the linked flyer and/or contact the Nature Center at 410-887-1815.

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE PROJECT - This project will cut a swath through 1.3 miles of Oregon Ridge Park, and use 8.6 acres of parkland for a construction yard. Work has begun. Details of this project can be found in the Oregon Ridge Park Mitigation Report and the Forest Conservation Plan. (Note: The linked files are approximately 35 megabytes in size and may take a while to download.)

FOREST CANOPY THINNING PROJECT - Information on the logging operations can be found in the Oregon Ridge Park Forest Health Assessment and Management Plan.



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.