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.

Notice: The July and August Tubing Trips have filled. Also, the August "End of Summer Campout and Canoeing" program is full.

MOTHS IN THE MOONLIGHT - July 28; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Come learn about these fabulous creatures of the night. After an indoor presentation about the impressive saturniid moths we’ll head outside to see what we can attract with bait and lights. Adults and children 8+, $2 per person, free for members.

ASK A MASTER GARDENER - Saturdays at the Kiosk - July 29; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Ask a Master Gardener is a program where Master Gardener volunteers, in conjunction with the University of Maryland Extension, provide information to home gardeners at locations throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

MEMBERS ONLY - View our new Members benefits page for special offers.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Naturalist Interns. Also, please see our Volunteer page.



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, and wedding rentals; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.