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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: info@oregonridgenaturecenter.org. 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.

NATURE QUEST SCAVENGER HUNT (Ivy Hill / S. James Campbell Yellow Trail) - Saturday, June 23; 1 - 4 p.m - Get a head start in completing your Nature Quest passport by finding the Ivy Hill / S. James Campbell Yellow Trail Marker while looking for clues along the way. Nature Quest is a county-wide program that guides participants to trail markers at parks throughout the county. This is a strenuous 5 mile hike; bring water and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Passports are available at the Nature Center or online here. This is a FREE program for adults and children ages 8+. Advanced registration is required.

NATURE QUEST SCAVENGER HUNT (Red Logger Trail) - Sunday June 24; 1 - 3 p.m. - This day we will find the Red Logger Trail Marker while looking for clues along the way. This is a moderate 2 mile hike; bring water and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Passports are available at the Nature Center or online here. This a FREE program for adults and children ages 5+. Advanced registration is required.

NATURE'S NIGHT LIGHTS - June 29 or June 30 - Sorry this program has fllled, wait listing only.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We are currently accepting applications for Naturalist Interns, and Ridge Runners. For additional information please see our Volunteer page.

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Hours

The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Mondays.

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

Email: info@oregonridgenaturecenter.org -- Send email

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.