Oregon ridge nature center council

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Oregon Ridge Nature Center

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.


The Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Business hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Nature Center Building is closed on Mondays and all Baltimore County holidays.

The Park grounds are open every day, sunrise to sunset March thru October. Winter hours are in effect November thru February and the park will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Groups of 10 – 25 must apply for a Group Gathering Permit no less than 7 days prior to their visit. Groups of 25 or more are only permitted in the park when attending a Nature Center sponsored program or when renting a pavilion.

Trail Map

Trail Map

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Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

From Interstate 83 take Exit 20B – Shawan Road West. Follow Shawan Road to the first light, Beaver Dam Road and turn left. Immediately after making the left onto Beaver Dam Road, there will be a fork in the road. Take the right fork and follow the driveway through the park gates to the parking lot. The Nature Center building is beyond the Kiosk, a short walk up the walkway to the top of the hill.

Please note: The Oregon Ridge Lodge is another facility within the Oregon Ridge Park.

The Lodge area is managed separately from the Nature Center. For information concerning rentals and events happening in the lodge area of the park; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge staff at 410-887-1818 or oridge-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Advice and help with Injured Animals

While we do care for rehabilitated animals and are able to answer basic questions, we are not licensed rehabilitators and are not able to take or help with injured animals. If you need advice or help with an injured animal, please contact our local rehabilitation center, Phoenix Wildlife Center at 410-628-9736 or visit their website at www.phoenixwildlife.org.

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

13555 Beaver Dam Road,
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Should you require special accommodations (American Sign Language interpreter, large print, etc.) please give as much notice as possible by calling the Therapeutic Office at 410-887-5370. TTY users call via Maryland Relay 711.