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Oregon Ridge Beach

Notice: Until further notification, the beach at Oregon Ridge is closed for the season.

The 2014 Oregon Ridge beach season officially opens on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Below is a summary of the season.
If the weather is questionable please call 410-887-1817 for beach information.

  • Opening Weekend of Memorial Day May 24 through May 26
  • Closed May 27 through May 30
  • Open Weekends Only: May 31 through June 15
  • Open Daily: June 16 through August 17
  • Closed Weekdays: August 18 through August 22 and August 25 through 29
  • Open Labor Day Weekend August 30 through September 1


Photo of Oregon Ridge Beach, showing sand and people.
Photo of Oregon Ridge Beach, showing sand and people.

Voted Baltimore's best place to swim in 2007, the beach at Oregon Ridge is one of Baltimore County's best kept secrets. Originally excavated for iron ore in the 1800s, the former quarry is filled with spring fed water and provides welcome relief from the summer heat.

The quarry has designated shallow and deep swim areas and is staffed with independently certified lifeguards. The beach features a bath house, picnic tables and grills, playground, and a sand volleyball court. Please note, no alcohol is permitted in our facility and coolers will be checked upon entry.

Rental Areas

We offer two rental areas within sight of the beach. Please see Rules and Regulations (PDF) for rental information.

  • Pavilion: A small pavilion that seats 60. This pavilion is close to the volleyball and playground areas, it has picnic tables and two grills. This pavilion has no electricity.
  • Grove: A picnic grove with picnic tables and grills scattered throughout, nestled amongst mature trees and convenient to our bathhouse. This grove is available for rent to groups of 100 people or more, maximum capacity is 250. There is no pavilion in this area.


Photo of two lifeguards, one standing and the other sitting watching over swimmers.
Photo of lifeguards at Oregon Ridge Beach..

The Oregon Ridge Beach operates Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. We open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. weekends. The water will be closed 1/2 hour prior to closing the facility each day.

The beach is open to the public for a nominal fee and season passes are available for individuals or families. Outings can be arranged in advance by contacting the park office at 410-887-1818. Groups of 25 people or more are only eligible for group rates if reservations are made prior to arrival, otherwise normal rates apply. Groups arriving without reservations may be denied access for safety reasons.

During the summer, you may confirm rates, hours and dates of operation and directions by calling the beach directly: 410-887-1817.

Revised  August 12, 2014

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